Harry Clifton was born in Dublin but has lived in Africa and Asia as well as more recently in Europe. Besides his travel memoir On the Spine of Italy, and the critical writings of Ireland and its Elsewheres, his collections of poems include Secular Eden: Paris Notebooks 1994-2004, The Winter Sleep of Captain Lemass, The Holding Centre: Selected Poems 1974-2004 and more recently Portobello Sonnets and Herod’s Dispensations.
He has taught at Bremen and Bordeaux universities as well as at University College Dublin, from which he received an Honorary D.Litt in 2011. He was Ireland Professor of Poetry from 2010 to 2013, and is currently Adjunct Professor of Creative Practice at Trinity College Dublin – of which, earlier this year, he was made an Honorary Fellow.
What Is My Nation?
Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe, Molly Twomey, Harry Clifton, Poetry Ireland
5-7pm, Smithfield (Various Locations)
16 June – 16 June 2022