Sunday, April 7, 2013

Ciarán Carson Monday April 8th at 6 p.m., BU Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s St., 9th floor

Ciarán Carson was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1948, into an Irish-speaking family. He is the author of a number of collections of poetry, including The Irish for No (1987), winner of the Alice Hunt Bartlett Award; Belfast Confetti (1989); First Language: Poems (1994), winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize; Breaking News (2003), winner of the Forward Poetry Prize; For All We Know (2008); On the Night Watch (2010); Until Before After (2010) and In the Light Of (2012).

The event will be moderated by Meg Tyler, Associate Professor of Humanities at Boston University. Following the reading, Ciarán, who plays flute and whistle, and his wife Deirdre, an accomplished fiddler, will perform a selection of traditional Irish music.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe and the Institute for the Study of Irish Culture.

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