Eco Poetry Reading with Keith Payne

Eco Poetry - Live Reading by Keith Payne, Cork City Council Library Service Eco Poet in Residence

Date & Time:
Saturday, November 19, 2022
3:00 pm
KinShip Registration Desk

A Different Eden: Ecopoetry from Ireland and Galicia

Award-winning poet, translator and editor, and current Cork City Library Eco Poet in Residence, Keith Payne will give a reading from the recently published A Different Eden: Ecopoetry from Ireland and Galicia (Dedalus Press, 2021). In dialogue with each other and our environment, some 40 contemporary poets from Ireland and Galicia speak from the Atlantic edge of Europe, from the wild some might say, to the very heart of the matter: our damaged and threatened world. Carefully tending to our fragile ecosystem, this timely anthology of Irish and Galician poems asks how we live in this world, how we celebrate our intimate relationship with all living things. There is a sense of urgency here, of the need for action and the need to move ‘from ego to eco.’ Whether casting the bones or skylarking, these poems range across language and borders tracing every footprint, every paw print and every flight path through our shared world in the belief that A Different Eden is possible.

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Keith Payne has published seven collections of poetry in translation and original poetry. He was writer in residence for the Red Line Book Festival 2020, John Broderick Writer in Residence 2021, and in 2022 was awarded an Artist in the Community Scheme from Create, for work with refugees in Athlone for the project Tales my Granny Told me. He is Curator of the Aodh Ruadh Ó Domhnaill Poetry Bursary between Ireland and Galicia and a member of Crosswinds: Irish and Galician Poetry and Translation, at the Moore Institute, University of Galway. He was awarded an An Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon Literature Bursary in 2022.