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Visiting Irish poets to read at Wake Forest


March 6, 2008

Vona Groarke and Conor O’Callaghan, visiting poets-in-residence at Wake Forest University, will read from their works at 7 p.m. March 26 in the Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery at the Scales Fine Arts Center.  

The event is free and open to the public.  A reception and book signing will follow the reading.

O’Callaghan and Groarke are two of Ireland’s most acclaimed poets.  The Irish Times has called Groarke’s poetry “ambitious, tender and lyrically beautiful,” and described O’Callaghan as displaying “versatile virtuosity” with “skeptical and incisive wit.”

Groarke’s books include “Juniper Street” and “Flight and Earlier Poems.”  O’Callaghan’s books include “Fiction” and “Seatown and Earlier Poems.”

The reading is co-sponsored by Wake Forest University Press and the Office of the Provost.  For more information, contact Candide Jones at 336-758-5448 or wfupress@wfu.edu.

Press Contacts:

Eric Frazier
(336) 758-5237


Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


Conor O'Callaghan, Irish poet and visiting instructor in English at Wake Forest University.
Conor O'Callaghan, Irish poet and visiting instructor in English at Wake Forest University.
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Vona Groarke, Irish poet and visiting instructor in English at Wake Forest University.
Vona Groarke, Irish poet and visiting instructor in English at Wake Forest University.
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