Annemarie Ní Churreáin2021-10-22T14:58:35+00:00

The Poison Glen

“The story of the stolen or missing child sits at the heart of The Poison Glen, alongside a desire to bear witness to family loss and cultures of silence in Ireland. Weaving together landscape, history, and the compelling mythology of a Donegal site known as ‘The Poison Glen’, here are poems of grit and burning, of wildness, grace and magic, of dreaming and compassion. The collection is rooted by ‘The Foundling Crib’, a poem that dwells on a long-gone Foundling Hospital in Dublin, accompanied by poems written as responses to sites of various Irish church- and state-run institutions. In poems both tender and ferocious the book illuminates questions that run deep in the Irish psyche. Ultimately it asks, How can darkness be overcome by light?”

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Bloodroot

“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.

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Town

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.

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About the Poet

Annemarie Ní Churreáin is a poet from the Donegal Gaeltacht, 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 also the author of Town (The Salvage Press, 2018). She is a recipient of a Next Generation Artist Award from the President of Ireland on behalf of the Arts Council of Ireland. Ní Churreáin has received  literary fellowships from Jack Kerouac House Orlando, Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany and Hawthornden Castle Scotland. She is a 2019 co-recipient of the Markievcz Award Ireland. Ní Churreáin is the 2019-2020 Writer in Residence at National University of Ireland, Maynooth. In 2020, she was commissioned by Solstice Arts to write a long-length poem titled ‘The Foundling Crib’ which can now be read online here.

Sisters

A short video poem read by Annemarie Ní Churreáin.

2019 New Mexico Tour

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