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3/22/2016 - Irish Poet Eamon Grennan

MEDIA RELEASE, March 22, 2016, Southbury, CT


In recognition of National Poetry Month and the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Ireland, Irish Poet Eamon Grennan will read and discuss his poetry on Wednesday, April 27th at 7:00pm in the Southbury Public Library’s Brinker Fireplace Room. Alice Quinn, Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America (New York City) will introduce Dr. Grennan and conduct a question and answer period.

Eamon Grennan is a Dublin native who has lived in the United States for over 30 years. He was educated at University College in Dublin and earned his PhD at Harvard University. He taught at Vassar College until his retirement.

His twelve poetry collections include Still Life with Waterfall, winner of the Lenore Marshall Poetry prize, So It Goes, a finalist for the Paterson Poetry prize, and What Light There Is and Other Poems, a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His Giacomo Leopardi: Selected Poems won the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. His poetry is filled with keen insight and exquisite details and a reverence for weather, nature, landscape, family and art.

He has won a number of Pushcart Prizes and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.

Light refreshments will be served provided by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. The program is part of the Lu Burke literary series and sponsored by the Library Gift fund. As space is limited, please register at the Reference Desk or by call 203-262-0626 x 130.


Contact: Shirley Thorson
Head Librarian
Southbury Public Library
203-262-0626 ext. 140