Poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill on her Mermaid Poems


Location: Eck Visitors Center

Nuala Headshot

“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.