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IAC | Literature
PoetryFest: Ciaran Carson & Vijay Seshadri
Curated by Belinda McKeon and Aengus Woods
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 6:00PM
Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st.
Take the C or E train to 50th St (8th Ave); the 1 train to 50th St (Broadway); or the N, R, or Q train to 49th St (7th Ave). Walk west towards 11th Ave. It is roughly a 10 minute walk. A parking garage is located on W. 51st between 10th and 11th Ave.
Ciaran Carson was born in Belfast, and is the author of nine books of poetry and four prose works, and the winner of several awards including the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Forward Prize for Best Poetry Collection and the Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize (for his translation of Dante’s Inferno). He Director of the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's University, Belfast.
Vijay Seshadri was born in Bangalore, India and raised in Columbus, Ohio. His poetry collections include 3 Sections, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; The Long Meadow (2003), and Wild Kingdom (1996). He currently teaches poetry and nonfiction writing at Sarah Lawrence College, where he has held the Michele Tolela Myers Chair.