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The Essential Brendan Kennelly moves to Italy



The Essential  Brendan Kennelly moves to Italy

The Institute is pleased to invite you to a very special evening dedicated to Irish poet Brendan Kennelly.

A selection of Brendan Kennelly’s poems, chosen from the collection The Essential Brendan Kennelly. Selected Poems (edited by Terence Brown & Michael Longley, Bloodaxe 2011) has been translated into Italian and  is being published by Jaca Book.

Guliana Bendelli, editor of the Italian volume, will join the two other translators, Rosangela Barone and Melita Cataldi, in a conversation devoted to poetry, languages and translation stategies. The event will be moderated by Professor Emerita Corinna Salvadori Lonergan (TCD).

Poems in English and Italian will be read during the presentation and audience participation will be welcome.


Beginning with the publication of Cast a Cold Eye (with Rudi Holzapfel) by Dolmen Press in 1959, Brendan Kennelly has produced more than thirty collections of poetry. He has also written novels and plays; translated and produced versions of works in Irish, Spanish, Latin, and Greek; and seen his writing adapted into pieces for the concert hall and stage. He has served as literary critic, editor, and anthologist; commented for print and television media on sports and culture; and reworked his own material for republication in new forms. For more than forty years a member of the School of English at Trinity College Dublin where he was Professor of Modern Literature, Kennelly has taught at universities across North America and Europe; spoken at hospitals, secondary schools and business management conferences; been interviewed on television chat shows; and performed his poetry widely. In 2010 he was awarded the Irish PEN Award for Contribution to Irish Literature.

Katelyn Ferguson,

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Date: Friday, December 09, 2016

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : Free


Italian Institute of Culture