Because poetry matters, Galway 2020 will develop a series of commissions, readings and events throughout 2020. Working with Poetry Ireland, Galway Public Libraries and local and international partners, Poetry Matters will celebrate poetry in all of its forms. Amongst the featured poets are Lemn Sissay and Claudia Rankine.
Joining us on Poetry Day Ireland, award-winning poet, author and playwright, Lemn Sissay’s writing details personal struggles growing up as an unclaimed child. From Sissay’s sorrows, he forges beautiful words and a thousand reasons to live and love.
We will also welcome, in association with Poetry Ireland, Queen’s University Belfast and Galway Public Libraries, cultural theorist, poet and playwright Claudia Rankine.
Keep an eye out for further details of visits, commissions and poetry happenings throughout 2020.