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Nithy Kasa and Martina Evans
The Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre

Thurs 25th July | 11.15am | £10

Poetry Reading

Nithy Kasa is a Congolese born poet based in Dublin.Her debut poetry collection, Palm Wine Tapper and The Boy at Jericho was shortlisted for the 2023 Pigott Poetry Prize and featured among the top 2022 poetry books by the Irish Times.Her work features on the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation, the University of Galway’s archive, the Special Collections of University College Dublin, Poetry Ireland Review and others. She is among the ten poets selected for Poetry as Commemoration for the Decade of Centenaries programme by University College Dublin.

Martina Evans is an Irish poet, novelist and teacher who lives in London.The author of thirteen books of poetry and prose. Her latest poetry collection American Mules (Carcanet, 2021) won the 2022 Pigott Poetry Prize and was the Times Literary Supplement (TLS) and Sunday Independent Book of the Year.Her latest narrative poem, The Coming Thing (Carcanet, 2023) is a brilliant long narrative poem and is a TLS Book of the Year. Martina is a Royal Literary Fund Advisory Fellow and Books Critic for the Irish Times.