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Poets Talk

  • James Joyce Centre 35 North Great George's Street Dublin, County Dublin, D01 WK44 Ireland (map)

Poets Talk: an Evening of Poetry and Discussion with Jeffery Renard Allen, Nerys Williams and Jonathan C. Creasy

Thursday 9 March, 6:30PM

The James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George’s St, Dublin 1

Event is free – no booking required


Jeffery Renard Allen is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Virginia. He is the author of five books, most recently the novel Song of the Shank (Graywolf Press, 2014), loosely based on the life of nineteenth century African American piano virtuoso Blind Tom.  Allen is also the author of two other works of fiction, the novel Rails Under my Back (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2000) and the short story collection Holding Pattern (Graywolf Press, 2008), as well as two books of poetry, Harbours & Spirits (Asphodel Press, 199) and Stellar Places (Asphodel Press, 2007).


Nerys Williams is Lecturer in American Literature at University College Dublin.  Her first volume of poems, Sound Archive (Seren, 2011), was shortlisted for the Felix Dennis (Forward) prize and won the Strong (Irish) first volume prize in 2012. A recipient of the Todd McNulty Poetry Prize, she has published poetry widely in journals and magazines. Other books include A Guide to Contemporary Poetry (Edinburgh UP, 2011) and  a study of contemporary American poetics and language poetry – Reading Error (Peter Lang, 2007).


Jonathan C. Creasy is a poet and scholar from Los Angeles. His book of poems and essays The Black Mountain Letters was published by Dalkey Archive Press in 2016. He was awarded a 2016 Lannan Writing Residency by the Lannan Foundation and has widely contributed poems and essays to publications such as the LA Review of Books. He recently graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a PhD in English Literature. Creasy is founder and editor of New Dublin Press.


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