As part of Red Line Festival

Join Rosamund (In Her Jaws, Banshee) and Nithy (Palm Wine Tapper and The Boy at Jericho, Doire) as they read from their latest collections and discuss them with host, Jessica Traynor (Pit Lullabies, Bloodaxe).

Jessica Traynor

Jessica Traynor is a poet, essayist and librettist, and poetry editor at Banshee. Her debut poetry collection, Liffey Swim (Dedalus Press, 2014), was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award. The Quick (Dedalus Press, 2018) was an Irish Times poetry choice. Awards include the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary and Hennessy New Writer of the Year. Operas include Paper Boat, a commission from Irish National Opera and Music for Galway, and The Wanderer, commissioned by Irish Modern Dance Theatre. Residencies include Yeats Society Sligo, Seamus Heaney Home Place and the DLR LexIcon. Pit Lullabies (Bloodaxe, 2022) is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.

Nithy Kasa 

Nithy Kasa is an Ireland based poet of Congolese origin. Joining the Dublin Writers’ Forum in 2011, she went on to read for Poetry Ireland, Concern, the National University of Ireland, Galway, the Royal Irish Academy, the Cúirt International Festival of Literature and University College Dublin, among others. She took part in the Ó Bhéal series Make a Connection for the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) 2018. She was also a guest poet for the 2019 Carlow University’s (USA) MFA Residency at Trinity College Dublin. Her poem ‘Gathering’ was shortlisted for the Red Line Book Festival the same year. She received the Poetry Ireland Commission 2020, with the support of an Arts Council of Ireland Commissions Award, and was shortlisted for The Eavan Boland Emerging Poet Award 2021. Her debut collection of poetry, Palm Wine Tapper and The Boy at Jericho, was published by Doire Press in 2022. Nithy divides her time between Ireland and The Congo.

Rosamund Taylor

Rosamund Taylor is a poet and writer from Dún Laoghaire, Rosamund Taylor is a winner of the London Magazine Poetry Prize 2020 and the Mairtín Crawford Award for Poetry 2017. Widely published, her work has recently appeared in Butcher’s Dog, Fourteen Poems, Magma, Mslexia, The Rialto and Poetry Ireland Review, and been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. A selection of her poems is included in Queering the Green: Post-2000s Queer Irish Poetry (Lifeboat Press). Her debut collection, In Her Jaws, is published by Banshee Press.

Presented By: South Dublin Libraries & Arts
Duration: 60 mins. No interval