We are excited to present a collaborative performance by poets Annemarie Ní Churreáin, Kimberly Campanello, and Kinga Tóth. This collaboration arises from the poets' shared emphasis on the musicality and materiality of language – from Hungarian, to German, to Irish, to English, to Sanskrit – including the physical processes of shaping language in poetry performance. In this piece, the poets have meditated upon the themes of borders, cycles and the taking of life.
The performance will be followed by a discussion led by New Dublin Press editor and publisher Jonathan C. Creasy, and we will open up the conversation to the audience. This is an excellent opportunity to see innovative poetry in performance, and to discuss experimental poetics and collaboration with three remarkable artists.
The event will begin at 6PM, and there is a €5 recommended donation for the artists.
Annemarie Ní Churreáin is a poet from the North West of Ireland. Her writing has been published in Ireland and abroad. Some of the major publications in which her poems have appeared are: Poetry Ireland Review, The Stinging Fly, The Shop Poetry Magazine, The London Magazine, Agenda Magazine and the Morning Star Newspaper. In 2012, she was named »New Young Broadsheet Poet« by Agenda Magazine, UK. In 2013, she was selected to read as part of the Emerging Writers Series at the Cork Spring Poetry Festival, and as part of the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series at the Irish Writers Centre, Dublin. In 2014, she was awarded literary fellowships by Akademie Schloss Solitude (Germany), Jack Kerouac House (Orlando) and Hawthornden Castle (Scotland). She has also completed residencies at The Heinrich Böll Cottage Achill Island, The Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, The Good Hatchery and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. In 2016 Annemarie was awarded an ART 2016 Next Generation Artists Award by the Irish Arts Council and Ireland 2016. Later this year she will participate in the La Malinche Reading Series, a poetry exchange between Galicia and Ireland. A co-founder of the Upstart Collective, Annemarie now lives in Dublin and currently writes a column for Bogmanscannon.com.
Kinga Tóth is a Hungarian philologist and teacher, works as »communication specialist« as copy editor, and cultural program organiser . She is a (sound-)poet-illustrator, songwriter and frontwoman of the Tóth Kína Hegyfalu. Her international publications include anthologies like Solitude, Die Welt ist nicht erfunden, Räume für Notizen, Pornoterrorism, and magazines Huellkurven (Au), Irodalmi Szemle (Slo), tapin2 (Fra), Colony (Ire), POETRY (USA.), Colony (Ire), Metamorphosen (Ger), Manuskript (Au), Ausser.dem (Ger), Lyrikline (Ger) and her poetry books with illustrations ZSÚR (2013), All Machine (Ger and Hu). Her visual poetry has been published in many journals and websites and was part of many exhibitions in Europe, like in Wechselstorm Galerie, in Solitude Akademie, OHO, Elias Canetti Institut, Bartleby and in Hungary. With her visual and sound poetry-performance projects (All machine, Paper, X-ray) she performs over in Europe. Besides her Tóth Kína Hegyfalu project Kinga Tóth joined other art projects like 33 astral bodies (lyrics, vocals) and Tuning Ballerina (lyrics, vocals), ARKon (music) PARTY (translation with Roberto Santaguida), Havirov (art residency: urban-visual-sound art, literature), Control (music performance and literature with Silvia Rosani and Vis a Vis ensemble. This year she is in Villa Rosenthal, Jena and in GEDOK program Lübeck with her upcoming visual-sound-written text project, Mondgesichter/Moonlight faces.
Kimberly Campanello was born in Elkhart, Indiana, and is a dual American and Irish citizen. Her previous poetry publications include Spinning Cities (Wurm Press), Consent (Doire Press) and Imagines (New Dublin Press), a limited edition book of poems and scores (Benjamin Dwyer) with audio recordings of Garth Knox (viola) and Campanello. In October 2015, The Dreadful Press released Strange Country, her collection on the sheela-na-gigs. In May, Eyewear will publish Hymn to Kālī, her version of the Karpūrādi-stotra, from which she developed cases of sudden conversion with composer Jon Hughes for performance in Kraków at the Modern Yoga Research Group/Jagiellonian University conference ‘Yoga darśana, yoga sādhana: traditions, transmissions, transformations’. In September, zimZalla Avant Objects will publish MOTHERBABYHOME, a book of conceptual poetry on the St Mary’s Mother and Baby Home in Tuam. Kimberly was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introduction Series and has performed at Kaleidoscope, Ó Bheal, the Palau Maricel, the National Concert Hall, the Dublin Book Festival, the International Literature Festival Dublin, Barrow River Arts Festival, Prague Microfestival, the Belfast Book Festival and for the Enemies Project. She has been awarded residencies at the Fundación Valparaiso, the Heinrich Böll Cottage and The Studios of Key West. She is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at York St John University.