Launch of Aves de invierno / Winter Birds

Literature Ireland in co-operation with the Trinity Centre for Literary Translation is delighted to launch a bilingual volume of Moya Cannon's poetry, 'Aves de invierno y otros poemas' ('Winter Birds and Other Poems'). The poems were translated into Spanish by the Buenos Aires-based poet and translator Jorge Fondebrider. 

Time: Thursday, 10 March 2016, 6pm
Venue: Literature Ireland, Trinity Centre for Literary Translation, 36 Fenian Street, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2


Moya Cannon’s most recent collection is 'Keats Lives' (Carcanet Press, 2015). She is the author of four previous collections of poems: 'Oar' (Salmon Press, 1990; Gallery Press, 2000), 'The Parchment Boat' (Gallery Press, 1997), 'Carrying the Songs' (Carcanet Press, 2007) and 'Hands' (Carcanet Press, 2011). Originally from Co. Donegal, she has spent most of her writing life in Galway and now lives in Dublin. A winner of the Brendan Behan award and of the Lawrence O Shaughnessy award, she has edited Poetry Ireland Review. She was a 2011 Heimbold Professor of Irish Studies at Villanova University. She was elected to Aosdána, The Irish affiliation of creative artists, in 2004.

Jorge Fondebrider is an Argentinian poet, journalist and translator from French and English. Together with Gerardo Gambolini, he edited and translated Poesía irlandesa contemporánea, a major bilingual anthology of contemporary Irish poetry published in Spanish. He has translated and published work by a number of Irish writers and poets, including Claire Keegan, Peter Sirr and Stanislaus Joyce. He has written extensively about contemporary Irish literature in many of the major daily broadsheets across Latin America. In 2009, he co-founded the Club de Traductores Literarios de Buenos Aires with Julia Benseñor.

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