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An Evening with Elizabeth Willis

  • Poetry Ireland 11 Parnell Square East Dublin, County Dublin Ireland (map)

NDP and the James Joyce Centre present an evening with U.S. poet Elizabeth Willis.

"an exceptional poet, one of the most outstanding of her generation." - Susan Howe

As part of this year's Bloomsday Festival, join us for an evening of reading and conversation in Poetry Ireland as we draw contemporary poetic links to Joyce’s experimental work and legacy. The reading will be followed by a workshop the next afternoon, June 15. See below for details. 

Elizabeth Willis is one of the most celebrated poets in the United States, and she is Professor of Poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her most recent book Alive: New and Selected Poems (New York Review Books, 2015) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her other books of poetry include Address (Wesleyan, 2011), recipient of the PEN New England / L. L. Winship Prize for Poetry; Meteoric Flowers (Wesleyan, 2006); Turneresque (Burning Deck, 2003); The Human Abstract (Penguin, 1995), a National Poetry Series selection; and Second Law (Avenue B, 1993). Her poems have appeared in recent issues of HamboneHarper’sThe New YorkerPoetry, and A Public Space

Willis will be introduced by Jonathan C. Creasy, author, editor, and publisher at New Dublin Press.


Poetry Ireland is delighted to announce that Elizabeth Willis will deliver a poetry masterclass on Thursday 15 June at 3pm at Poetry Ireland. 

Applications are now open for a limited number of places. Poets with at least one published collection are invited to submit a one-page expression of interest to Maureen Kennelly at by Friday 26 May. For more details, please email or call 01 678 9815

Generously supported by the Embassy of the United States in Ireland.

Earlier Event: March 9
Poets Talk
Later Event: September 14
Launch of Nerys Williams' Cabaret