Donegal Daily is celebrating a month of poetry with the #WeAreThePoetsDonegal series, in association with Poetry Ireland.
Throughout April, we will share daily poetry by established writers from across the county.
This series invites you to take a moment to read, enjoy or share poetry in the lead up to Poetry Day Ireland on Thursday 30 April 2020.
Today’s featured poet is Moya Cannon:
About the poet:
Moya Cannon is an Irish poet with six published collections, the most recent being Donegal Tarantella (Carcanet Press, Manchester ,2019). The mountains, the sea and our primal and enduring responses to the beauty of our increasingly endangered earth are the inspiration for many of her poems. Archaeology and geology figure too as gateways to deeper understanding of our mysterious relationship with the natural world and our past.
Music, particularly traditional Irish music, has always been a deep interest and is a constant theme. She has given many readings with musicians and singers.
Bilingual selections of her work have been published in Spanish, Portuguese and German. She has received the Brendan Behan Award and the O’Shaughnessy Award and she was Heimbold Professor of Irish Studies at Villanova University in 2011. She has been editor of Poetry Ireland Review and is a member of Aosdána.
Visit www.poetryireland.ie for more as we countdown to Poetry Day Ireland.
If this series has inspired you to write your own poetry, you are invited to send them in to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured at the end of the month.