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Poetry off the Shelf: Ciaran Carson

Monday, November 2nd, 7:00 PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free admission

Ciaran Carson was born and raised in Belfast, where he lives with his wife, fiddle player Deirdre Shannon. Educated at Queen’s University, Belfast, he was appointed poetry chair at its Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry in 2003. He is not only a poet but also a traditional musician, scholar of the Irish oral tradition, prosewriter, and translator. Wake Forest University Press has published 15 of his volumes, including First Language (1994), which won the first-ever TS Eliot Prize, Breaking News (2003), which won the prestigious Forward Prize, and From Elsewhere (2015).  


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