Venue: Highlanes Gallery
Sponsor: Poetry Ireland/ Drogheda Arts Festival
“There is a grace and chivalry in her grief that marks her out as being a worldclass poet. I always say that poetry is the music of being human, and in this book she is really singing.”
Carol Ann Duffy, Poet and chair of The T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry
To coincide with Poetry Day Ireland and this years theme, Poetry Connects, Highlanes Gallery and Drogheda Arts Festival present are rehearsed reading of selected work from three giants of historic and contemporary poetry from Ireland, the UK and the US – W.B. Yeats, T.S. Elliot, and Sharon Olds. Acclaimed theatre-maker Sarah Baxter will direct award winning actor Judith Roddy in a reading of two acknowledged masterpieces – the epic Cuchulain’s Fight with the Sea by W. B. Yeats (1983), and the dramatic monologue The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot (1915) – followed by a selection of shorter works of profound understanding and piercing frankness from Stag’s Leap, the Pulitzer Prize-winning collection by Sharon Olds (2012).
In association with Poetry Ireland.
DATE: SATURDAY 29 APRIL
VENUE: HIGHLANES GALLERY, LAURENCE STREET
TIME: 4.00PM AND 7.00PM
TICKETS: €10/€8 CONC. BOOKING: WWW.DROGHEDAARTSFESTIVAL.IE