Aidan Gillen launches Deleted by Dairena Ní Chinnéide

  • Wednesday 27 November, 6.30pm
  • Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1
  • Tickets: Free

Salmon Poetry in association with Poetry Ireland hopes you will join us in celebrating the publication of Deleted by Dairena Ní Chinnéide.

Actor Aidan Gillen launches Deleted, a new collection of poems by Dairena Ní Chinnéide from Salmon Poetry. Singer/musician Síle Denvir will also perform a selection of poems from the book with Dairena.

"Motherhood, anger, sex, meditation and gratitude swirl in the sea of these poems, and if the sea washes the shores of Corca Dhuibhne, the territory and the known terrain of her poetry in Irish, Dairena Ní Chinnêide is well able for the sea and its turning currents when she embarks on this voyage into English. Here in these poems her own place sings to us in its own tongue, as her own life sings back to the poet in all its rich variety of experience. Here are poems of rueful sorrow, informed reflection, earned intelligence and delight.”

Theo Dorgan

Dairena Ní Chinnéide is a bilingual poet and author of nine previous collections of poetry in Irish, the most recent of which is Fé Gheasa : Spellbound (Arlen House, 2016). Deleted is her first collection in English. Her other Irish language collections include An Trodaí & Dánta Eile / The Warrior & Other Poems (Cló Iar Chonnacht, 2006), Cloithear Aistear Anama (Coiscéim, 2013), and Labhraíonn Fungie / Fungie Speaks (Ponc Press, 2015). Dairena has received numerous awards for her writing including Irish Language Literature Bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland, Ealaín na Gaeltachta and a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship. She was Irish Language Writer-in-Residence for Dublin City University (DCU) for 2017-2018. She has performed her poetry at festivals and literary events throughout Ireland, Europe and the United States of America.