Leontia Flynn’s poetry is funny and observant, covering vast landscapes in a wry, fragile voice. Whether writing about the instability of being an adult and a mother, or the constructed nature of childhood, playing with an obsession with the Internet and nostalgia, or travelling on restless journeys around the world, her poetry is mischievous and surprising. She has published four collections of poetry, These Days, which won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, Drives, Profit and Loss which was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize, and most recently The Radio which was also shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize, and won the Irish Times Poetry Now Award.
Susannah Dickey has published two poetry pamphlets, I had some very slight concerns (2017) and genuine human values (2018), with The Lifeboat Press, Belfast. A third pamphlet of prose poems will be published in 2020. Her debut novel, Tennis Lessons, will be published in summer 2020 by Doubleday. Her poetry has appeared in The White Review, Ambit, Magma, The Scores, The Tangerine, Poetry Ireland Review and Hotel. In 2018 she was the recipient of a Support for the Individual Artist Programme from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and she was shortlisted for The White Review short story prize.
Come and hear as Leontia reads from her work and is in conversation with Susannah Dickey.