Dos poetas irlandesas

Mary O’Malley was born in Connemara, Ireland, and studied at the National University of Ireland in Galway. She has published seven books of poetry. In 2018 he received the Michael Hartnett Award for Playing the Octopus, his latest book of poetry. He has received the distinction of the International Poetic Fund Poets from Other Worlds in the edition of Angel Guinda for Olifante.

Moya Cannon is an Irish poet who has published five collections of poetry, the latest being Keats Lives (Carcanet Press, Manchester). The mountains, the sea and our primeval and eternal responses to the beauty of the threatened land are the source of inspiration for many of his poems. Archaeology and geology are also the doors to a deeper understanding of our mysterious relationship with the natural world and our past. Music, especially traditional Irish music, has always interested him and is a constant theme in his creation.

Synopsis of Dos poetas irlandesas

Two Irish poets provide a meagre sample of the extensive poetic production of Mary O'Malley, born in Galway, and Moya Cannon, born in Donegal, two predominantly Irish-speaking counties in the west of Ireland. These two poets embody the contemporary female poetry of the emerald island and in their verses are present many of the images that evoke Ireland, a country in whose coat of arms, as the only emblem, there is a lyre, the instrument inherent in poetry since time immemorial. A country where until relatively recently the word woman and the word poet were practically opposed. But it is also one of the countries in which women have always been present: from divinities and historical and legendary figures to two female presidents of the Republic.

Dos poetas irlandesas

Authors Mary O’Malley y Moya Cannon
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Mary O’Malley

Mary O'Malley was born in Connemara, Ireland, and studied at the National University of Ireland in Galway. She lived for eight years in Lisbon, where she taught at the New University. She served on the board of Poetry Ireland for eight years and on the committee of the Cuirt International Poetry Festival, for which she wrote her educational programme. She taught the Master's Degree in Writing and Education in the Arts at the National University of Ireland in Galway for ten years, was a professor of Irish Studies at Villanova University, Philadelphia, in 2013 and has enjoyed residency scholarships in Paris, Tarragona, New York, NUI Galway, Derry, Belfast and Mayo. He has been actively involved in environmental education programmes for over twenty years, particularly in those dedicated to the sea and peatlands. She has published seven books of poetry, among them Valparaiso, which she wrote during her stay as a scholarship holder on the Irish Navy research vessel Celtic Explorer. Her work has been translated into several languages. She is currently working on a book of her childhood memories, as well as an essay. She is a member of Aosdána and her poetry has received numerous awards in Ireland and the United States. He writes for RTE Radio, where his work is frequently broadcast. In 2016 she was the Arts Council writer-in-residence at the University of Limerick. In 2018 she received the Michael Hartnett Award for Playing the Octopus, her latest book of poetry.

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Moya Cannon

Moya Cannon is an Irish poet who has published five collections of poetry, the latest being Keats Lives (Carcanet Press, Manchester). The mountains, the sea and our primeval and eternal responses to the beauty of the threatened land are the source of inspiration for many of her poems. Archaeology and geology are also the doors to a deeper understanding of our mysterious relationship with the natural world and our past. Music, especially traditional Irish music, has always interested him and is a constant theme in his creation. She has offered countless readings accompanied by musicians and singers, such as the harpist Kathleen Loughnane, the singers of traditional music Maıghréad and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaıll and the Con Tempo String Quartet of RTE. Moya has read her work in Ireland, Europe, North America, South America, Japan and India. In recent years, the Argentine poet Jorge Fondebrider has translated a selection of his work into Spanish, the Brazilian poet Luci Collin into Portuguese and the poets Eric Giebel and Eva Bourke into German. She has received the Brendan Behan and O'Shaughnessy awards and was professor of the Heimbold Chair of Irish Studies at Villanova University in Philadelphia in 2011. She was the editor of Poetry Ireland Review and is a member of Aosdána, the institution for Irish creative artists. Carcanet Press will publish her Collected Poems in 2019.

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