Aifric Mac Aodha/Ireland, 1979
Aifric Mac Aodha (1979, Ireland) is the Irish-language poetry editor of Poetry Ireland Review, gorse and The Stinging Fly. Her first poetry collection, The Taking of Syrinx (Gabháil Syrinx), was published by An Sagart in 2010 and her poetry has been published in various magazines and journals, including POETRY Young Irish Poets. Her work has been translated into many languages, including French, German, Italian, Spanish and Czech. She has been awarded several bursaries by The Arts Council and, in recent years, she has read at numerous festivals in Europe, America, Canada and India. Her latest collection, Foreign News, with translations by David Wheatley, was published by The Gallery Press in 2017. She lives in Dublin, where she now works for the Irish-language publisher, An Gúm.
The poet is coming to the festival with the support of Culture Ireland.