“Ní Churreáin often captures a whole world of cultural and historical implications in a single, simple, but metaphorically rich image.”The Yale Review
“In this remarkable debut collection,Ní Churreáin bears witness to the lived experiences of women, including those Irish women who for too long have been overlooked and silenced; women like Ann Lovett, Joanne Hayes, and the many nameless, disregarded women who lived lives of imprisonment within Irish Institutions; women whose stories are haunted by the ever present spectre of the patriarchal Irish State. Ní Churreain’s poems both captivate and challenge.”Dr. Sinéad Kennedy, Department of English, Maynooth University.
“A work of muscle and grit, of vision and clarity, BlOODROOT is truly exceptional. Among the strongest debut collections of the decade” Doireann Ní Ghríofa.
About the Poet
Annemarie Ní Churreáin is a poet and writer from Donegal, Ireland. Her debut collection Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017) was shortlisted for the Shine Strong Award for best first collection in Ireland and for the 2018 Julie Suk Award in the U.S.A. She is the recipient of literary fellowships from Akademie Schloss Solitude and Hawthornden Castle Scotland. In 2016, Annemarie was the recipient of a Next Generation Artists Award from the Arts Council of Ireland.
TOWN is a new fine press book project from Dublin based The Salvage Press. Poetry by Annemarie Ní Churreáin Photography by Rich Gilligan. Design, typography and letterpress printing by Jamie Murphy. Binding by Craig Jensen. Photographs hand-printed by Barb Wilson. Handmade paper by Velké Losiny Mill.
A short video poem read by Annemarie Ní Churreáin.