UAB Writers' Series: Joan McBreen

October 9th, 6pm at Hulsey Recital Hall

Part of the Bache Visiting Writers' Series


f13wsmcbreenJoan McBreen is from Sligo, Ireland. She divides her time between Tuam and Renvyle, County Galway. Her poetry collections are: The Wind Beyond the Wall (Story Line Press, 1990), A Walled Garden in Moylough (Story Line Press and Salmon Poetry, 1995) and Winter in the Eye – New and Selected Poems (Salmon Poetry, 2003). She was awarded an MA from University College, Dublin in 1997. Her anthology The White Page / An Bhileog Bhán – Twentieth-Century Irish Women Poets was published by Salmon in 1999 and is in its third reprint. Her poetry is published widely in Ireland and abroad and has been broadcasted, anthologized, and translated into many languages. She has given readings and lectures in many universities in the U.S. and toured extensively in the Midwest and South in 2010. Joan McBreen’s publications include Heather Island (2009, reprinted 2013) and the anthology The Watchful Heart – A New Generation of Irish Poets – Poems and Essays. She is a member of the Board of Poetry Ireland and is involved with many Irish literary festivals.

Photo by: Johnnie Ryan Photography Tuam, Co. Galway