Vona Groarke - Lime Tree Theatre

Vona Groarke

Presented by Limerick Literary Festival in Honour of Kate O’Brien


Vona Groarke’s fourteenth book, Woman of Winter, (a contemporary re-telling of the ninth century Irish poem, ‘The Lament of the Hag of Beare’ with drawings by Isobel Nolan), was published by Gallery Press in August 2023.

Her thirteenth, Hereafter: The Telling Life of Ellen O’Hara – a poetic account of the lives of Irish women domestic servants in 1890s New York (which arose out of her time as a Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library 2018-19) – was published in Nov 2022 by New York University Press.

Vona Groarke

Vona Groarke

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Vona Groarke’s Selected Poems won the 2017 Pigott Prize for Best Irish Poetry Collection. Poet, essayist, reviewer and editor, her work has recently appeared in New York Review of Books, L.A. Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement and Poetry Review. Vona Groarke is the current Writer in Residence at St John’s College, Cambridge.


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