Irish Voices: A Reading and Conversation with Ciarán Carson
Presented by Boston University Center for the Study of Europe
April 8, 2013
Ciarán Carson was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1948, into an Irish-speaking family. He is the author of a number of collections of poetry, including The Irish for No (1987), winner of the Alice Hunt Bartlett Award; Belfast Confetti (1989); First Language: Poems (1994), winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize; Breaking News (2003), winner of the Forward Poetry Prize; For All We Know (2008); On the Night Watch (2010); and Until Before After (2010).
Following the reading, Ciarán, who plays flute and whistle, and his wife Deirdre, an accomplished fiddler, will perform a selection of traditional Irish music.
Wine and cheese reception and book-signing to follow!