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Cork Spring Poetry Festival
February 13, 2013, 12:00 AM – February 16, 2013, 12:00 AM
The Munster Literature Centre/Ionad Litríochta an Deiscirt has been hosting spring literary festivals in Cork since the mid nineties. Last year in recognition of the central position of poetry in Cork’s contemporary literary life we decided to make the festival exclusively poetry.
But we don’t feature just Cork poets. Every year we invite brilliant bards from across the globe. English is the dominant language of the festival: we always present a strong showing of poets from these islands and the Americas, but we also feature poets working in Irish and many European languages, including, this year, Estonian, Maltese, Slovenian, Swedish and Welsh.
Confirmed readers at this year’s Cork Spring Poetry Festival include Carolyn Forché, Tomaž Šalamun, Gwyneth Lewis, Eduardo C. Corral, Karen Solie, Matthew Sweeney, Gerry Murphy and Julian Talamantez Brolaski among many others.