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Katie Donovan and Susannah Dickey
The Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre

Tuesday 23 July | 11.15am | £10

Poetry Reading

Katie Donovan is a writer, a published poet and a facilitator. Her sixth collection of poetry, May Swim, has just been published by Bloodaxe Books UK.  Her fifth collection, Off Duty (Bloodaxe, 2016) was shortlisted for the “Irish Times”/Poetry Now Prize. In 2017 she received the O’Shaughnessy Award for Irish Poetry. Her work has been widely anthologised and she has given poetry readings at many of the major Irish festivals, and abroad (UK, US, France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal). A native of Co. Wexford, Katie has resided in Dalkey, Co. Dublin for many years.

Susannah Dickey is a writer from Derry. The author of four pamphlets, I had some very slight concerns (2017), genuine human values (2018), bloodthirsty for marriage (2020) and Oh! (2022), her poems have been published in The Poetry Review, The TLS, Poetry London and Poetry Ireland Review, amongst others. Her two novels, both published by Doubleday UK, are Tennis Lessons (2020), and Common Decency (2022).Susie’s much-anticipated debut poetry collection, ISDAL (Picador, 2023), was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the John Pollard Prize and Guardian and Irish Times Book of the Year 2023.