Nuala Ní DhomhnaillPoetry, Nonfiction
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20180309, 20170310
Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill was born in the UK, but was sent to live with her aunt in Ireland at age five. Now considered one of the country's leading poets writing all in Irish, she has won numerous awards for her books of poetry and essays, with her works translated into English by the likes of Paul Muldoon. Her 2017 book, Entry Permitted, features her lectures as the Ireland Chair of Poetry. She reads from her poetry books The Fifty Minute Mermaid and The Water Horse and her Selected Essays, and discusses her fight to gain recognition in her early career and the influence of Irish lore and landscape on her writing.
In part two of our conversation with poet Ellen Bass, she discusses how, after being married and having two children, she came to discover another part of her sexuality and committed to a more than three-decade relationship with her now wife. She ...
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