#153 | Ghosts and Dark Flames: Doireann Ní Ghríofa

She’s the woman of the moment: after a sequence of acclaimed and award-winning poetry collections in both Irish and English, Clare poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa has delivered a sensational non-fiction book, “A Ghost In The Throat”, nominated in two categories in the Irish Book Awards.
In today’s episode, Doireann joins Darach and Peadar to talk about her career. She chats about her first poems and the writers who inspire her, including her collaboration with Choctaw poet LeAnne Howe. She tells of the journey to publication and the delicate business of translation. And she talks about her love of Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire which led to the book which has readers enthralled.

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