Notes from the Margins takes its cue from Eavan Boland’s editorial for Poetry Ireland Review 125, in which the trailblazing poet argues that ‘the margin re-defines the centre, and not the other way around’. In this poetry reading and conversation chaired by academic and activist Ailbhe Smyth, poets Rosamund Taylor and Toby Buckley and artist and activist Will St Leger discuss the current moment in Irish LGBTQI + poetry; the importance of a plurality of voices in contemporary poetry, and the question of resistance to – and necessity for – poetry from the margins.
- Friday 16 November, 1.00pm
- Boys’ School, Smock Alley Theatre
- Tickets: Free entry, booking advised
I am thrilled to take part in this event, and hope you can come along!