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Reading with Michael Coady and Leanne O’Sullivan
Michael Coady was born in Carrick-on-Suir, where he still lives. A long-standing friend of Clifden Arts Festival and Aosdána member, he has won a number of literary prizes and awards for poetry and prose at home and abroad. Michael’s most recent book is Given Light, integrating poetry, prose and photographs. Poet and critic Fred Johnston has recognised his work as ‘quite extraordinary in its depth of humanity, concern, and simple, almost casual elegance…’
Poet Leanne O’Sullivan is from the Beara Peninsula in West Cork and was educated at UCC. She has published four collections with Bloodaxe Books – Waiting for my Clothes (2004), Cailleach: The Hag of Beara (2009), The Mining Road (2013), and A Quarter of an Hour (2018). Leanne has been given the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Award (2009), The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature (2010), and the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Irish Poetry (2011). Formerly a writer-in-residence at UCC, she was appointed Lecturer in Creative Writing in 2016.
Sponsored by Poetry Ireland. Photo by Tom Grace.