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The Thompson Visiting Poet Series Presents Louis de Paor
Start Date: 2/13/2013Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 2/13/2013End Time: 9:00 PM

Event Description:
The Charles D. and Majorie J. Thompson Visiting Poet Series Presents:
Louis de Paor

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Sorenson Center for the Arts
7:30 p.m.

Admission is free, and the public is welcome

Born in Cork, Louis de Paor has been involved with the contemporary renaissance of poetry in Irish since 1980. He taught at University College Cork before moving to Australia in 1987, where he taught at Melbourne University and worked in local and ethnic radio. He was Visiting Professor of Celtic Studies at Sydney University in 1993 and Visiting Fellow in 1992. He returned to Ireland in 1996 and became Director of the Centre for Irish Studies at National University of Ireland Galway in 2000. He was the Jefferson Smurfit Distinguished Fellow at the University of St Louis-Missouri in 2002, and he received the Charles Fanning Medal for Excellence in Irish Studies from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2009. He is four-time winner of the Oireachtas Award, the premier award for a collection of poems in Irish. He is also the recipient of the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award from the University of St. Thomas, the first poet writing in Irish to receive that distinction.


De Paor’s first bilingual collection Aimsir Bhreicneach/ Freckled Weather was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Award in 1993, an Australian award for literary translation. Other collections include Próca Solais is Luatha (1988), Corcach agus Dánta Eile (2002), and the bilingual collections Gobán Cré is Cloch/ Sentences of Earth and Stone (1997), Ag Greadadh Bas sa Reilig / Clapping in the Cemetery (2005) and agus rud eile de/ and another thing (2011).

Location Information:
Babson Campus - Sorenson Center for the Arts

Babson Campus  (View Map)
231 Forest Street
Wellesley, MA 02457
Phone: 781-235-1200

Babson Campus - Sorenson Center for the Arts
Room: Carling-Sorenson Theater
Contact Information:
Name: Joan Rule

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