Reading: Books Upstairs, May 6th, 3pm

Sunday Session: Angela T. Carr, Rosamund Taylor, Jessica Traynor

Books Upstairs, 17 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2

Angela, Rosamund and Jessica were last seen together in the pages of Banshee no. 6, which featured their poems on women, witchcraft and science. Join them for a special Sunday Session to get a sneak preview of some new work alongside some old favourites!

About the poets:

Angela T. Carr’s debut collection How to Lose Your Home & Save Your Life, won the Cork Literary Review Poetry Manuscript Competition 2013, and was published by Bradshaw Books (2014). Her work is published in literary journals in Ireland, the UK and US, and has been placed/shortlisted in poetry competitions including the Patrick Kavanagh Award, Trocaire Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition, Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition, The London Magazine Poetry Competition and the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. In 2017, she was selected for the Words Ireland National Mentoring Programme. Originally from Glasgow, she lives in Dublin. More at www.adreamingskin.com

In 2017, Rosamund Taylor won the inaugural Mairtín Crawford Award at the Belfast Book Festival and was nominated for a Forward Prize. Most recently, her work has appeared in Agenda, Orbis, Banshee, The Penny Dreadful and Magma. She was also selected for Best New British and Irish Poets Anthology 2018 published by Eyewear Press. She has been twice short-listed for the Montreal International Poetry Prize and won joint second-place for the Patrick Kavanagh Award 2015. She read at the Cork International Poetry Festival in 2016, and took part in the Poetry Ireland Introductions series in 2015. Rosamund lives in Dun Laoghaire, where she writes and edits full time.

Jessica Traynor’s debut collection, Liffey Swim, was published in 2014 by Dedalus Press. Liffey Swim was named one of the best debuts of the past five years on Bustle.com, and was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award in 2015. A series of poems in response to Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal was commissioned by The Salvage Press and published in 2017. Poems are forthcoming or have recently appeared in Magma, Salamander, Copper Nickel, Rochford Street Review, Acumen, Prelude, The Irish Times and Poetry Ireland Review. Awards include the Hennessy New Writer of the Year Award and Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary. Her next collection is forthcoming in 2018.

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