Tuesday, November 15th, 7 pm. At the Blarney Stone, 1505 Dorchester Avenue--next to the Field's Corner T station. Map.
Anna Ross was raised in the U.S. by a Dublin girl and goes back over to Ireland frequently to spend time with her family there, including, in proper Irish fashion, several first cousins who are the same age as her daughter. Her chapbook, Hawk Weather, won the 2008 New Women’s Voices Prize from Finishing Line Press and the 2009 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award from the New England Poetry Club. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as The Paris Review, The New Republic, Southwest Review, AGNI Online, Salamander, and Barrow Street, has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and was awarded a 2010 poetry grant by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She teaches at Stonehill College, where she is Poet in Resident, and is contributing poetry editor for Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics.
Eugene O’Connell is the editor of the Cork Literary Review. He has published three collections of poems, including One Clear Call (Bradshaw) and Diviner (Three Spires Press). His book of translations, Flying Blind (from the Latvian, by Guntar Godins), was published by Southward Editions, as part of the Cork European City of Culture translation series in 2005.
Joseph Woods is a poet and Director of Poetry Ireland since 2001. His collections Sailing to Hokkaido (2001) and Bearings (2005) were both published by the Worple Press, UK. For his first book, he won the Patrick Kavanagh Award. Dedalus Press gathered his first two collections in one volume entitled Cargo (2010) and in May 2011 they published his third collection, Ocean Letters.
Jamie O’Connell is the 2012 Writer in Residence for Tigh Fili Arts Centre, Cork City. As part of his residency, his first short story collection, Some Sort of Beauty, will be published in spring 2012. In 2011, he was selected to read at The Lonely Voice reading series in the Irish Writer’s Centre. He edited One, a play by Michael Scott, wich won the Best New Writing Award and Best Intercultural Dialogue Award at the Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. His short stories have been published in a number of journals including A Curious Impulse and The Bell. Jamie was shortlisted for the Wicklow Writer’s Short Story Award in 2008, and won the Thomas Harding Litereary Award (2008). He has written for the Evening Echo, The Cork Independent, and The Herald. He has an MA in Creative Writing from University College Dublin.
Molly McGuire is an MFA candidate at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, where she is currently working on her poetry thesis. She has marched in the Quad Cities St. Patrick's Day Parade--the only bi-state St. Patrick's Day parade in the country--every year for much of her life.