“The Emergence from Land Undersea: A Postcolonial Strategy” – is a presentation by renowned poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, the Patrick B. O’Donnell Distinguished Visiting Professor, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, on her mermaid poems.
Reception to follow in the Eck Visitors Center Atrium.
Read more about Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill
Link to the poet's The Fifty Minute Mermaid
Poems in Irish by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill. Translated by Paul Muldoon
This extravaganza of marvellous tales conjures a biography of mermaids and, in patterns of sometimes startling sounds and images, traces the fate of their race. It follows the paths and portals to another world, Land-Under-Wave, the realm of myth, imagination and the psyche. It is a book in touch and tune with the wellsprings of poetry.