Saturday October 31, 2020

Zeitgeist: New voices in a changing country

A new poetry anthology draws on the experiences of those who make Ireland a more diverse nation to live in

4th October, 2020
Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe, a recent graduate of UCD’s MFA in Creative Writing, features in the anthology Writing Home: The ‘New Irish’ Poets

When Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi was in her first year of secondary school, she would help her older sister learn poems for her Junior Cert. “We would take walks up in Glendalough and recite Gerard Manley Hopkins. It was proper Victorian children’s sort of behaviour. Not normal,” she jokes.

When she was 16, she began to attend spoken word events in Dublin’s booming literary scene. She would watch older writers honing their craft....

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