Poetry from Ireland and Finland

Poetry from Ireland & Finland


Trevor Joyce, Fergal Gaynor, &

Marja Tuhkanen

Friday, October 12th, 2007


Louden Nelson Center : 301 Center Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Room 6


Admission is free

Trevor Joyce has published eleven volumes of poetry, including The Poems of Sweeny Peregrine (1976), his working of the middle-Irish Buile Suibhne, and stone floods (1995), which was nominated for the Irish Times Literature Prize for Poetry. His most recent publications are with the first dream of fire they hunt the cold: A Body of Work 1966-2000 (NWP & Shearsman Books, 2001) and the audio CD Red Noise of Bones (Coelocanth & Wild Honey Press, 2001). A volume of workings from the Irish, Courts of Air and Earth (Shearsman Books), and a collection of work since 2000, What's in Store (The Gig), are forthcoming.

Fergal Gaynor is a poet / interventionist / singer / conceptual & performance artist who, as one half of Art/not art was the primary mover behind the Cork Caucus, that brought the likes of Vito Acconci, Gayatri Spivak, and many other major figures together in 2005 to discuss and enact art, possibility and democracy. He is coming to focus increasingly on poetry, and a chapbook will be published to coincide with this, his first visit to the U.S. A full collection will follow later from Miami University Press, Ohio.

Marja Tuhkanen was born in
Finland and studied with Adrian Petcu and Baroque violinist Maya Homburger. Her interest in early music then brought her to the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, studying Baroque violin under Pavlo Beznosiuk. Since 2005 she has been a freelancing out of Cork. She is a member of the Irish Baroque Orchestra and also performs with Opera 2005, Cork Opera Works, Cork Chamber Orchestra and various string quartets.

See or contact Jim Maughn at 831-336-5409 or for more information.

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