The Dún Loaghaire Rathdown International Poetry Festival kicks off today, giving you the opportunity to listen to and connect with some of the greatest poets of our era from both Ireland and abroad.
Starting with a keynote from Canadian poet and critic Anne Carson at 8.30pm tonight,there is an exciting programme on offer with an excellent list of poets including Don Paterson, Sinéad Morrissey, Michael Longley, Fiona Sampson, Luis Garciá Montero, Dave Lordan, Jaan Kaplinski and Gerald Stern.
There’s also the chance for aspiring writers to get involved by attending festival workshopswith some of the participating poets. In addition, the festival will host the announcement of the Irish Times Poetry Now Award and the Rupert and Eithne Strong Award.
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