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Participants: Matthew Sweeney

Matthew Sweeney(Photo: Mary Noonan)

Matthew Sweeney’s most recent collection of poems was Black Moon (Cape, 2007), and prior to that, Sanctuary (Cape, 2004), Selected Poems (Cape, 2002) and several earlier books of poetry. He is co-author, with John Hartley Williams of a chapbook, Writing Poetry (Hodder & Stoughton, 1997; updated in 2002 and 2008), and has edited or co-edited a number of poetry anthologies.  Bilingual poetry selections came out in Germany and Holland in 2008.  Earlier translations appeared in Mexico, Romania, Latvia and Slovakia.  Born in Donegal in 1952, he has returned to live in Ireland recently, having previously been resident in Berlin, Timişoara and, for a long time, London.

StAnza 2010 Events:

Wed 17 March | St Patrick’s Night Celebration
A performance of Irish poetry & music: traditional/baroque trio Dordán with poets Matthew Sweeney and Moya Cannon
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium

Thu 18 March | Round Table
Intimate reading: Matthew Sweeney
The Green Room, St Leonards Quad, South Street

Thu 18 March | Past & Present
Matthew Sweeney on Georg Trakl and Colin Will on Gregory Corso
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Council Chamber

Fri 19 March | Lies and Other Truths
Matthew Sweeney: A workshop on unexpected ways back to the truth
Public Library, Church Square

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