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Estlitfest: Days Of Grace

(This is a past event and is no longer running)

Poetry: Days of Grace – Meet the Estonian master Doris Kareva with Miriam McIlfatrick, Villu Veski, Philip Gross and Tiit Kalluste

Nominated several times for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Doris Kareva is one of Estonia’s best-loved poets. Her latest collection Days of Grace spans over forty years of her poetic output. She and her translator Miriam McIlfatrick will recite and discuss her work. They will be accompanied by the musicians Villu Veski and Tiit Kalluste.

Doris Kareva has published 18 poetry collections and her work has been translated into 20 languages including the English translation of Shape of Time and Days of Grace.

Miriam McIlfatrick-Ksenofontov was born in Northern Ireland and has lived in Tallinn since 1992. She teaches Irish literature at Tallinn University. Her latest translation being Doris Kareva’s poetry collection, Days of Grace.

Philip Gross has published some twenty collections of poetry, most recently A Bright Acoustic (Bloodaxe, 2017). The Water Table won the T.S.Eliot Prize 2009, and Love Songs of Carbon the Roland Mathias Award (Wales Book of The Year) 2016. Deep Field dealt with his Estonian refugee father’s final years and loss of language, an exploration of our place in the world broadened steadily through later collections. A new science-based collection for young people, Dark Sky Park, comes from Otter-Barry Books in July.