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Michael Longley to Read at Cúirt International Festival of Literature

WFUP’s esteemed poet, Michael Longley, will be reading selections of his work on the opening night of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature.  

Longley’s most recent publication A Hundred Doors won the 2011 Irish Times Poetry Now Award, and he is also the recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, the Hawthornden Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize, among others.  He is known for using classic references to draw attention to contemporary issues and for the heavy emotion his poems incite.  For more information about A Hundred Doors, available in print and e-book, click here.
The Cúirt International Festival of Literature will run from April 24-29.  Following Longley’s reading on the 24th there will be poetry workshops throughout the span of the festival and a Poetry Grand Slam on the 27th.  For more information about Longley’s reading at the festival and other events, click here.

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