McGuckian’s first major collection, The Flower Master, which explores post-natal breakdown, was awarded a Rooney prize for Irish Literature, and other awards. Since then she has published seven further collections. She was awarded the 2002 Forward Poetry Prize (Best Single Poem) for her poem She is in the Past, She Has This Grace.
Her new collection, Blaris Moor, takes as its title and starting point a traditional popular ballad that commemorates the trial, conviction and execution of four militiamen in 1797.
Medbh McGuckian will be in conversation with Maitreyabandhu and will read from Blaris Moor.