Saturday, February 19, 2011
Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill Reading at Notre Dame
Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill
3:00PM Hesburgh Center Auditorium
University of Notre Dame
Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill is regarded among the most gifted Irish poets-- writing in Irish or English -- since William Butler Yeats and her poetry has been translated into many different languages including: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Norwegian, Estonian, Danish, Czech, Armenian, Breton, Swedish and Japanese. Raised in the Dingle Gaeltacht and in Nenagh, County Tipperary, she received her B.A. from University College Cork and has received honorary doctorates from Dublin City University and University College Cork. Ní Dhomhnaill has teaching and lecturing experience in Ireland, England, Turkey, Canada and the United States. She was awarded the prestigious Ireland Chair of Poetry which brought her as Poet-in-Residence to Queens University, Belfast, Trinity College Dublin, and University College Dublin and has also served as artist/writer in residence at University College Cork and St. Patrick’s College of Education. Her stateside appointments include serving as a Visiting Professor at Smith College, New York Univeristy, Boston College and Villanova University. Ní Dhomhnaill is also a regular broadcaster on radio and television in Ireland. Her poetry collections include: An Dealg Droighin (1981), Rogha Dánta/Selected Poems (1986, 1988, 1999), Pharoah’s Daughter (1990), The Astrakhan Cloak (1992) and the forthcoming Fifty Minute Mermaid. She is also the author of several plays for children, librettos, screenplays, and essays.