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Wake Forest
University Press

Wake Forest University Press

Dedicated to Irish Poetry

Wake: Up to Poetry

"The act of poetry is a rebel act."

Bone and Marrow Book Tour

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Wake Forest University Press will celebrate the publication of its latest anthology, Bone and Marrow/Cnámh agus SmiorAn Anthology of Irish Poetry from Medieval to Modern, with a series of launch events organized with the anthology editors Samuel K. Fisher and Brian Ó Conchubhair. Planned events include a tour of Ireland from Belfast to Galway, with stops at universities, bookshops, and the Cúirt International Festival of Literature. See the full itinerary below and stay tuned for other events in the US! We will keep this page updated as new events are added.

Want to host a book launch event? Please send us an email at wfupress@wfu.edu.

Royal Irish Academy 

Dublin | Wednesday, March 30, 4:30 pm

Roundtable discussion as part of the Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting. Panelists will offer thoughts on how Bone and Marrow/Cnámh agus Smior engages divergent perspectives on the study and translation of bardic poetry, past and present. Micheál Mac Craith will lead the conversation with panelists Sarah Covington, Jane Grogan, Samuel Fisher, Emmet de Barra, Sile Ní Mhurchu, and M. O. Riordan. A reception will follow. View the event on the conference website.

Cultúrann McAdam Ó Fiaich

Belfast | Saturday, April 2, 1:00 pm

Public book launch with Brid Ní Challchoir and editors Brian Ó Conchubhair and Samuel K. Fisher. A reception of tea, coffee, and snacks will be offered. Please visit the event page for more information and free registration.

Ulster University, Magee Campus

Derry | Monday, April 4, Noon

Participants will include Niall Comber, Eamon O Ciardha, Maxim Fomin, and Malachy O’Neill, Vice-Provost. Hosted in the Magee Campus Great Hall with a light lunch afterwards.

National University of Ireland, Moore Institute

Galway | Friday, April 8 

Hosted by Daniel Carey, Moore Institute Director, and Margaret Kelleher.

Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop

Galway | Friday, April 8 | 6:30

Public evening reception and book launch. Learn more about the bookshop on their website. 

Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Galway | Sunday, April 10, 4:00 pm

In this session Ola Majekodunmi, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Alan Titley will read and discuss some of their favorite poems from Bone and Marrow/Cnámh agus Smior. Visit the Festival website for more information on this event and view the full program here.

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