My thanks to Eithne Shortall, Daragh McSwiney, and all at The Sunday Times for running a feature on my work in Sunday’s edition. Among other subjects, I speak about writing & motherhood, car boot sales, bereavement, my artistic residency at the Midsummer Festival, & ‘A Sunken Gallery,’ my upcoming collaboration with Linda Buckley. As this year marks the tenth anniversary of the flooding of the Glucksman Gallery, Linda and I have composed a new work to lure the river back to the gallery. Ten ‘submerged texts’ will be performed within the once-flooded basement room, accompanied by live soundscapes. We’ll be performing this piece during the Midsummer Festival, with two performances on June 16th at The Glucksman Gallery. Details and tickets here.
Before that, however, we will be on the road again. This coming Saturday Linda and I will perform a suite of poems and song on the theme of Light at Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas, with introduction by Olivia O’Leary. Other festival events include Fiona Shaw, David Kitt, Martin Amis, Panti Bliss, Melatu Uche Ochorie, Emilie Pine, Sinead Gleeson, Anne Enright, Mark O’Connell, Joseph O’Connor, and many more – well worth a trip to Borris for the weekend! Full schedule and tickets available here.
Linda and I first met in New York City in 2016, and the intervening years have seen us embark upon a rich collaborative partnership, plotting and daydreaming and performing together. Our collaborations have reached audiences through our shared work in film, on radio, and in live performances. Last year, our collaboration ‘In Flames’ visited Cork, Dublin, and Edinburgh, and this year we are exploring and making new work, supported by the generosity of The Midsummer Festival. I admire Linda’s work so much, and it is always a joy to work with her.