Poetry in Dublin
Native American poet Allison Adelle Hedge Coke (right) is coming to Dublin to read from The Willow’s Whisper: A Transatlantic Compilation of Poetry from Ireland and Native America. Drawing on her background as a tobacco sharecropper, factory worker, and fisherwoman, her collection, Dog Road Woman won the American Book Award in 1998, and is an autobiographical sketch of a contemporary mixed-blood native life in which she weaves a magnificent tapestry of prayer, story and song.
In Dublin, she will be joined by Gabriel Rosenstock, Philip Cummings and Paddy Bushe for a special bi-lingual reading and concert to celebrate the publication of The Willow’s Whisper: A Transatlantic Compilation of Poetry from Ireland and Native America, edited by Jill O’Mahony and Mícheál Ó hAodha.
Poetry will be interspersed with music by Cormac Murphy on button accordion and Caroline Ború on flute.
It all takes place in Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin at 8pm on October 17th. Tickets are a tenner.