TITLE: Chris Agee and Sinead Morrissey Poetry Reading
SPEAKER: Chris Agee, Sinead Morissey
EVENT DATE: 2008/10/02
RUNNING TIME: 89 minutes
To celebrate the publication of the book "The New North: Contemporary Poetry from Northern Ireland," poets Sinead Morrissey and Chris Agee read from their work.
Speaker Biography: Chris Agee was born in 1956 in San Francisco and grew up on the East Coast of the United States. He attended Harvard University, where he studied with poet and translator Robert Fitzgerald. Since 1979 Agee has lived in Ireland and now lives in Belfast with his family. He is the author of two books of poetry, "Unfinished Ireland: Essays on Hubert Butler" (2003) and "The New Hampshire Woods" (1992). Agee edits Irish Pages, a journal of contemporary writing based at The Linen Hall Library, Belfast. He writes reviews for the Irish Times and is currently completing a new collection of poems, "Next to Nothing." He also teaches for The Open University in Ireland.
Speaker Biography: Sinead Morrissey was born in 1972 and grew up in Belfast. She attended Trinity College in Dublin, where she earned bachelor's and Ph.D. degrees. She has published three collections of poetry, "The State of the Prisons" (2005), "Between Here and There" (2001) and "There Was Fire in Vancouver" (1996). Morrissey lives in Belfast, where she lectures at Queen's University.