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Award winning poet Michael Longley to read Mayo Libraries (Louisburgh Library)

Date(s): Thurs. Sept27th, 2012 7.30pm

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Unfortunately this reading is cancelled due to a family illness

Born in Belfast, Michael Longley, one of Ireland’s most distinguished and acclaimed poets and author of over a dozen collections of poetry, will hold a reading in Mayo when he visits Louisburgh Library on Thursday September 27th.

Longley is winner of the Whitbread Poetry Prize, the Hawthordon Prize, the TS Eliot Prize, and the Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Poetry. He is holder of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry as well as the Ireland Professorship of Poetry. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2010 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His latest collection is A Hundred Doors which the Irish times described as 2a creaturely work of blessing and acceptance, crafted and generous and sure”, has just won the DLR Poetry Now award. Through the almost-five decades of his writing career to date, his work has made craftsmanship the basis of an exemplary witness to the astonishment and grace of living in the real world. Yet as he said himself, “I would insist that poetry is a normal human activity and its proper concern all the things that happen to people.”

Come along to Louisburgh Library for a rare opportunity to hear one of Ireland’s greatest living poets. Places are limited so come early.


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