Jessica Traynor is a poet, essayist and librettist. Her debut poetry collection, Liffey Swim, was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award. The Quick was a 2019 Irish Times poetry choice. Awards include the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary and Hennessy New Writer of the Year. Paper Boat, a new opera commission from Irish National Opera, will premiere in 2022. Residencies in 2021-22 include the Yeats Society Sligo, The Seamus Heaney Home Place and the DLR LexIcon. Her third collection, Pit Lullabies, was published by Bloodaxe Books in March 2022, and is a Poetry Book Society Spring Recommendation.
Session 2 – Jonathan Burrows is joined by poet and dramaturg Jessica Traynor to discuss and experiment with the themes of the day. Tickets – €10 for the full day Location – Dance House, Dublin BOOK (limited places) – https://dublindancefestival.ticketsolve.com/shows/873632447/events/129411531