October 19, 2018

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NYU Washington, DC, Solas Nua, and Copper Nickel presented three of Ireland’s foremost poets and most exciting performers Elaine Feeney, Jessica Traynor and Conor O’Callaghan.

This was a notable evening celebrating these three wonderful poets, the inclusion of their work in the Fall edition of Copper Nickel (the national literary magazine of the United states), and shared in some piercing and thought provoking insight and observations into life and key issues in Ireland today.  


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Elaine Feeney

Elaine Feeney

Conor O’Callaghan

Conor O’Callaghan

Jessica Traynor

Jessica Traynor

Solas Nua, ‘new light’ in Irish, is the only organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to contemporary Irish arts. Based in Washington, D.C., Solas Nua's mission is to bring the best new Irish artistic talent to American audiences.

Copper Nickel—the national literary journal housed at the University of Colorado Denver—was founded by poet Jake Adam York in 2002. When York died in 2012, the journal went on hiatus until its re-launch in 2014.

Work published in Copper Nickel has appeared in the Best American Poetry, Best American Short Stories, Best Small Fictions, and Pushcart Prize anthologies, and has been listed as “notable” in the Best American Essays anthology.

This event was sponsored by Solas Nua and Culture Ireland.

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