This Border Crossings session brings together two poets who both draw richly from their cultural heritage. One of the most significant contemporary poets to write in Irish Gaelic, Nuala Ni Dhomnhnaill has been translated into English by poets including Seamus Heaney and Paul Muldoon. She cites the manuscript collection of the Irish Folklore Department as her lifelong inspiration. She’ll be reading alongside Zaffar Kunial who was published in 2014 as part of the Faber New Poets series. His work draws on, in his words, “the legacy of exchanging words across the centuries,” tracing the roots of language in order to then follow the roots of a mixed race identity.
Supported by Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain