As part of an international book tour, Irish poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin will visit New Mexico in February 2019 to deliver a series of readings from her much-acclaimed debut collection Bloodroot (Doire Press 2017).
Shortlisted for The Shine Strong Award for best first collection in Ireland and for the 2018 Julie Suk Award in the U.S.A, Bloodroot explores the theme of landscape in the context of the author’s own ancestry, looking closely at the historical and cultural silences imposed upon women in Ireland by the Irish State.
“Bloodroot is written out of the experience of having had a grandmother who gave birth in an Irish Mother and Baby Home in the 1950’s. Many of the poems reference family separation and the intergenerational grief of adoption loss. The book is dedicated to my foremothers and it’s the kind of book that readers everywhere will relate to. Family loss is a universal experience. I’m really looking forward to visiting New Mexico. I grew up speaking Irish in a rural fishing village in northwest Donegal, so the desert is going to be a culture shock! I’m keen to share my experience of family and poetry, but most of all I’m looking forward to connecting with new audiences.
Irish poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin reads at Teatro Paraguas
- 3205 Calle Marie
- Santa Fe, NM 87507
- Teatro Paraguas