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Salmon Poetry 40th Anniversary Celebration
Salmon Poetry was founded in 1981 by Jessie Lendennie, who is currently Managing Director. Salmon has published many powers of great renown and is the most prolific publisher
of poetry in Ireland. Today we celebrate its 40th Anniversary with Lorna Shaughnessy, Jessamine O’Connor and Liz Quirke.
Jessamine O’Connor is a winner of the
Poetry Ireland Butlers Café Competition 2017, the Yeats Poetry Competition 2011, and the Francis Ledwidge Award 2011. She won runner-up at the Doolin Writers Weekend 2020 and has been short-listed for the Hennessy Literary Award, Over the Edge
New Writer of the Year, and many others. She has five chapbooks comprised of published work, and her first complete collection, ‘Silver Spoon’ is published in April by Salmon Poetry.
Lorna Shaughnessy was born in Belfast and lives in Co. Galway, Ireland. She has published four poetry collections, all with Salmon Poetry: Torching the Brown River, Witness Trees, Anchored, and just out, Lark Water (2008, 2011, 2015 & 2021). Her work has been selected for the Forward Book of Poetry. She is also a translator of Spanish and South American Poetry an example of which is her translation of the poetry of Galician writer Manuel Rivas, The Disappearance of Snow (Shearsman Press).
Liz Quirke is a writer and scholar from Co. Kerry. Salmon Poetry published her debut collection, The Road, Slowly (2018). She teaches on the MA in Writing at NUI Galway and is completing a practice-based PhD on Queer Kinship in Contemporary Poetry. Her second collection, How We Arrive In Winter, has just been published by Salmon Poetry.
Sponsored by: Tom and Peggy McManus
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