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Monday, October 9, 2017

Top Irish Poet Makes Rare Pittsburgh Visit Tue., Oct. 10

Posted By on Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 1:41 PM

Thomas McCarthy, author of nine poetry collections and two novels, reads at Carlow University.

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McCarthy, who works as a librarian in Cork, Ireland, is known for writing about politics and family, and has been described by one critic as the first poet born into the Republic to write about it critically.

“His voice — with its idiosyncratic tone and verbal texture — registered firmly as one of the most distinctive and it is now one of the most authoritative among poets of his generation,” according to the the Dublin Review of Books.

His most recent book is Pandemonium (Carcanet Press). More on him, including several of his poems, can be found here.

McCarthy reads at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Carlow University’s Kresge Center. The book table opens at 7 p.m., and a reception and book-signing follow the reading.

The event, presented by the Madwomen Reading Series, is free.

Carlow is located at 3333 Fifth Ave., in Oakland.

For more information, see here.

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