Poet Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill to read at Quick Center


Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, regarded as the most acclaimed Gaelic poet of the 20th century, will read her poetry at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts' Wien Theatre on Thursday, April 6, at 8 p.m. The event is part of the Quick Center's six-week, multi-event Irish Arts & Letters Festival.

Born in Lancastershire, England, Ní Dhomhnaill grew up in the Irish-speaking areas of West Kerry and Tipperary and now lives in Dublin. She studied at University College, Cork, where she subsequently taught. She has held the Burns Chair of Irish Studies at Boston College and is the contemporary poetry editor of the fourth volume of The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing.

She has published four collections of poems in Irish, all of which have won the Sean O Riordain Award. Many of her poems have been translated into English. In her work she skillfully negotiates between the older forms, fables and idioms of Ireland and the commodity culture, depth-psychology and Eurospeak of the modern world.

Tickets for the poetry reading are $10 with discounts for students, seniors and groups. For more information call (203) 254-4010 or toll-free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on March 5, 2000

Vol. 32, No. 190