Chris Agee

Reading and Q&A, Creative Writing Workshop, Master Class
Age Group
16 - 18
Post Primary
Works in English ONLY
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Publications/Repertoire/Productions & Background Experience

Chris Agee was born in 1956 in San Francisco and grew up in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. He attended Harvard University and since 1979 has lived in Ireland. He is the author of three books of poems, In the New Hampshire Woods (The Dedalus Press, 1992), First Light (The Dedalus Press, 2003) and Next to Nothing (Salt, 2009), as well as the editor of Scar on the Stone: Contemporary Poetry from Bosnia (Bloodaxe, 1998, Poetry Society Recommendation), Unfinished Ireland: Essays on Hubert Butler (Irish Pages, 2003), The New North: Contemporary Poetry from Northern Ireland (Wake Forest University Press, 2008, and Salt, 2011), and The Other Tongues: An Introduction to Writing in Irish, Scots Gaelic and Scots in Ulster and Scotland (Irish Pages, 2013). He guest-edited a “Special Double Issue on Contemporary Irish Poetry” for Poetry (Chicago) in 1995, and a “Special American Issue” of Poetry Ireland Review in 1994. His poetry appears in the seminal Bloodaxe anthology, The Hundred Years’ War (2014) and Lines of Vision: Irish Writers on Art (Thames & Hudson, 2014), among ten others. A Bosnian translation of Next to Nothing, Gotovo ništa, funded by Ireland Literature Exchange, appeared in 2011. He reviews for The Irish Times and has recently completed a new collection, Blue Sandbar Moon. He is the Editor of Irish Pages: A Journal of Contemporary Writing, Ireland’s premier literary journal, and currently the Keith Wright Literary Fellow at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He holds dual Irish and American citizenship, and spends part of each year at his house on Korcula, near Dubrovnik, in Croatia.

Next to Nothing was shortlisted for the 2009 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, funded by the Poet Laureate and organized by the Poetry Society in London. 

On Next to Nothing: “Strong and real and thought-through … a masterful collection.” John F. Deane

Age Group Details

15 - 18 year olds. 

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