After a vibrant reading together last year at Washington's Hillyer Art Space, American poet Teri Ellen Cross Davis and Irish poet Jane Clarke reunite to read from their recent collectons at Poetry Ireland.
Teri Ellen Cross Davis is the author of Haint (Gival Press), a 2017 finalist for the Ohioana Poetry Book Award. She is a Cave Canem fellow and has attended the Soul Mountain Writer’s Retreat, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She is on the Advisory Committee for the biennial Split This Rock Festival and is a semi-finalist judge for the NEA’s Poetry Out Loud. She is part of the Black Ladies Brunch Collective. Her work can be read in many anthologies including Bum Rush The Page: A Def Poetry Jam, Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade, Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC; The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks and Not Without Our Laughter: poems of joy, humor, and sexuality and in the following journals Poet Lore, The North American Review, Gargoyle, Natural Bridge, Torch, and most recently or forthcoming in Fledgling Rag, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Delaware Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Tin House, and Auburn Avenue. She coordinates the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series at the Folger Shakespeare Library and lives in Silver Spring, MD, with her husband poet Hayes Davis and their two children. Visit Teri's website.
Jane Clarke's first collection, The River, is published by Bloodaxe Books. Originally from a farm in Roscommon, Jane now lives near Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow. In 2016 she won the Hennessy Literary Award for Emerging Poetry with three poems from The River. She also won the inaugural Listowel Writers' Week Poem of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. The River wasshortlisted for the Royal Society for Literature Ondaatje Award, given for a distinguished work of fiction or non-fiction evoking the spirit of a place. Visit Jane's website.
"Clear, direct, lovely: Jane Clarke’s voice slips into the Irish tradition with such ease, it is as though she had always been at the heart of it." – Anne Enright, Laureate for Irish Fiction.