Ulrikka Gernes reads from Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments, translated from the Danish by Per Brask and Patrick Friesen and a finalist for the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize at the Cork International Poetry Festival in Ireland with Karen Solie.
Cork International Poetry Festival Presents an Evening of Griffin Poetry
TORONTO – February 8, 2017 – The 2017 Cork International Poetry Festival has invited The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry to present a showcase of Griffin nominees, winners, trustees, and judges in a series of readings and discussions, which will take place on February 17, 2017. The annual Cork International Poetry Festival is known for its wide-ranging programming, which includes both emerging and established poets selected from Ireland, Europe, North America, and beyond.
Friday, February 17, 2017 – Cork Arts Theatre
Introductions by Griffin Trust founder, Scott Griffin and Griffin trustee, Marek Kazmierski.
7.00 p.m. Ulrikka S. Gernes and Karen Solie
8.30 p.m. Carolyn Forché and Yusef Komunyakaa
10.00 p.m. Mark Doty, Michael Symmons Roberts and Jo Shapcott
Tickets €6.00 per session
To purchase tickets or to read more: www.corkpoetryfest.net
Ulrikka S. Gernes
2016 Shortlist – Translation of Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments
Trustee • 2002 Shortlist – Short Haul Engine • 2007 Judge • 2010 Winner – Pigeon
Trustee • 2001 Judge
2012 Shortlist – The Chameleon Couch
Trustee • 2013 Judge
Michael Symmons Roberts
2005 Shortlist – Corpus
Trustee • 2014 Judge
By funding the Griffin Poetry Prize – the world’s largest prize for a first edition single collection of poetry written in or translated into English – The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry aims to spark the public’s imagination and raise awareness of the crucial role that poetry plays in our cultural life.
Griffin trustees and Griffin Poetry Prize nominated and winning poets have attended, read at, and joined discussions and panels at notable literary festivals worldwide. Previous festivals include the Reykjavik International Literary Festival, the Dublin Writers Festival, Poetry International (London), and the Edinburgh International Book Festival.