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10th Annual PoetryFest at the Irish Arts Center

Presented in association with Glucksman Ireland House NYU and Literary Hub.

Celebrate a decade of literary revelry, with intimate readings and conversations by esteemed poets drawn from both sides of the Atlantic, curated by Nick Laird. IAC PoetryFest was established in 2009 as New York’s first festival of Irish poetry.


Thursday, Nov. 1

7 pm: The Tom Quinlan Lecture in Poetry
With the 2018 Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize-winner Richard Osmond, at the Gluckson Ireland House NYU (1 Washington Mews)


Friday, Nov. 2

8 pm: Favorite Poems (tickets $15-40, including after-party with poets)
An intimate and popular evening where IAC friends and special guests read the Irish poems they love most.


Saturday, Nov. 3

2 pm: Natalie Diaz and Annemarie Ní Churreáin, presented by guest curator Katie Raissian of Stonecutter

3:30 pm: Michelle Sullivan and Maureen McLane

5 pm: Vona Groarke and Ben Lerner
Opening reading by Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize-winner Richard Osmond


Sunday, Nov. 4

2 pm: Billy Ramsell and Nicole Sealey

3:30 pm: Desert Island Poems
Ciaran Carson and Marie Howe discuss the poems they would want with them if deserted on an island. Conversation moderated by Nick Laird.

5 pm: Ciaran Carson and Marie Howe


All readings are FREE, but reservations are strongly encouraged. For more information about Irish Arts Center and the poets, and to reserve tickets, visit irishartscenter.org.

Category: Readings and Talks
Irish Arts Center
553 West 51 Street,
New York, NY