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Echoes Into Silence: Recovering Irish Women Poets
Patricia Coughlan and Lucy Collins – Echoes Into Silence: Recovering Irish Women Poets
Irish women play an important role in the contemporary poetry scene, yet their predecessors – especially women writing before the 1960s – remain little known and largely out of print. Among them are many vibrant and provocative voices, innovative in their own time and relevant still today. Patricia Coughlan and Lucy Collins will explore work by some of these women, and discuss the impact of their loss on our poetry tradition.
Patricia Coughlan is Professor Emerita of English at UCC. She writes on Irish and Irish-American poetry and fiction, with a focus on gender and women’s writing. Co-edited collections include Irish Literature: Feminist Perspectives (2008, with Tina O’Toole). In 2015 she held a Fulbright Scholarship at Fordham University, New York, to research Irish-American women novelists.
Lucy Collins is Associate Professor in the UCD School of English, Drama and Film. Her recent books include Contemporary Irish Women Poets: Memory and Estrangement (2015). She is co-founder of the Irish Poetry Reading Archive, a national digital repository.
Sponsored by Cathal and Joan Walsh.