Vital Signs: Poems of Illness and Healing
A Lecture and Poetry Reading by Martin Dyar, with Music by Treasa Harkin and Mairéad Carroll.
Venue: Library, Kildare Town
Time: 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.
Martin Dyar grew up in Swinford, County Mayo. His first book of poems Maiden Names (Arlen House) was a books of the year selection in the Guardian and the Irish Times, and was shortlisted for the Pigott Poetry Prize.
He has been the winner of the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award and the Strokestown International Poetry Award. With the composer Ryan Molloy, he has written a poetry song cycle, for soprano, harp and flute, titled Buaine na Gaoithe, which had an Irish national tour in 2018. He has held creative writing fellowships at the University of Iowa, the Washington Ireland Programme, and at the University of Limerick. He is the editor of the new anthology Vital Signs: Poems of Illness and Healing, published by Poetry Ireland. His next book of poems, The Meek, is forthcoming from Wake Forest University Press. He teaches in the School of Medicine at Trinity College Dublin.