Poetry Reading/ Aithris filíochta: Doireann Ní Ghríofa


Location: Webinar

Doireann Ni Ghriofa

The Madden-Rooney IRISH Seminar welcomes poet and essayist Doireann Ní Ghríofa in conversation with Prof. Brian Ó Conchubhair.

Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a poet and essayist. A Ghost in the Throat was awarded Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards, and described as “glowing” (Anne Enright), “captivatingly original”​​ (The Guardian), “sumptuous” (The Sunday Times), and a “masterpiece” (Sunday Business Post). Doireann is also author of six critically-acclaimed books of poetry, each a deepening exploration of birth, death, desire, and domesticity. Awards for her writing include a Lannan Literary Fellowship (USA), the Ostana Prize (Italy), a Seamus Heaney Fellowship (Queen’s University), and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, among others.

Review of A Ghost in the Throat by Parul Sehgal New York Times, 25 May, 2021.

Watch "At Bridget's Well" read by Doireann Ní Ghríofa here.