Tuesday 20th January 2015; 7pm to 9pm,
CCA Cinema Room, Glasgow:
Chris Agee was born in San Francisco, 1956, and grew up in Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island. He attended Harvard University and has lived in Ireland since 1979. Chris has authored three poetry collections: In the New Hampshire Woods (The Dedalus Press, 1992), First Light (The Dedalus Press, 2003) and Next to Nothing (Salt, 2009); he is also the editor of Scar on the Stone: Contemporary Poetry from Bosnia (Bloodaxe, 1998, Poetry Society Recommendation), Unfinished Ireland: Essays on Hubert Butler (Irish Pages, 2003), and The New North: Contemporary Poetry from Northern Ireland (Wake Forest University Press, 2008, and Salt, 2011).
A Bosnian translation of Next to Nothing (Gotovo ništa, Buybook, Sarajevo), funded by Ireland Literature Exchange, was released in 2011. His poetry appears in the seminal Bloodaxe anthology, The Hundred Years’ War (2014), among many others. He reviews for The Irish Times and is the editor of Irish Pages (a journal of contemporary writing in Belfast). Chris is currently the Keith Wright Literary Fellow at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He holds dual Irish and American citizenship, and spends part of each year at his house on Korcula, near Dubrovnik, in Croatia.
Next to Nothing was shortlisted for the 2010 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, funded by the Poet Laureate and organised by the Poetry Society in London.
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Free to SWC members.