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Douglass Week: In Conversation with Poets Kimberly Reyes & Victoria Kennefick
February 14, 2022 @ 5:00 pmFREE
*Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event is postponed until further notice. You can watch the rest of the 2022 Douglass Week events through http://douglassweek.org*
12pm EST/ 5pm GMT, 14 Feb 2022
Douglass Week celebrates the power of the written and spoken word. Since 1957, the Fulbright Commission in Ireland has supported many U.S. and Irish writers to travel, study and research through scholarships. Fulbright Alumni and celebrated poets Kimberly Reyes and Victoria Kennefick will share their work and discuss themes of identity, rebellion and changemaking.
Victoria Kennefick’s first collection Eat or We Both Starve (Carcanet, 2021) was shortlisted for the Costa 2021 Poetry Award and the T. S. Eliot Prize 2021. It was a book of the year in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Irish Times, The Sunday Independent and The White Review. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Poetry Review, Poetry Ireland, PN Review, The Stinging Fly, and elsewhere. A recipient of a Next Generation Artist Award from the Arts Council of Ireland, she has received bursaries from Kerry County Council and Words Ireland. She was a Fulbright Awardee from Ireland to Georgia College and State University.
Kimberly Reyes is the author of the poetry collections Running to Stand Still (Omnidawn 2019) and Warning Coloration (dancing girl press 2018), and the upcoming poetry collection Vanishing Point (Omnidawn 2023). Her nonfiction book of essays Life During Wartime (Fourteen Hills 2019) won the 2018 Michael Rubin Book Award. Published and anthologized in numerous, international outlets, Reyes writes about identity, ecology, and sexuality, and spends her time between Ireland, San Francisco and New York City. She was a Fulbright Awardee from the USA to University College Cork, Ireland in 2019.
Check out the full #DouglassWeek Program here.