BRIDGESTONE AWARD "Best in Ireland 2011, 2012 and 2013.
The Dromineer Literary Festival Committee is delighted to announce a reading by Former US Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, Kay Ryan, at the Nenagh Arts Centre, at 7.30pm, on Saturday 24 August 2013. An early present to celebrate the festival’s tenth birthday, this is Ms Ryan’s first visit to Ireland.
Kay Ryan, United States Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, was born in California in 1945 and grew up in the small towns of the San Joaquin Valley and the Mojave Desert. She received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from UCLA. Since 1971, she has lived in Marin County in Northern California.
Ryan has published several collections of poetry, including The Niagara River (Grove Press, 2005); Say Uncle (2000); Elephant Rocks (1996), and Flamingo Watching (1994), Ryan’s first European collection, Odd Blocks: Selected and New Poems was published in England in August 2011. Her most recent collection, The Best of It: New and Selected Poems, was nominated for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in April, 2011.
Poet Paul Perry will interview Ms. Ryan onstage, before introducing her reading and we also have great pleasure in announcing that Anchorage-born poet and memoirist Mary Mullen, will be reading with Ms Ryan.
Date: Saturday 24th August
Admission: €12/10 Conc.