17 – 26 May


Faber New Poets: Sophie Collins, Zaffar Kunial & Hannah Sullivan

Saturday, 18 May
Smock Alley Theatre
€12 / €10

Faber New Poets has a well-deserved reputation for identifying and supporting emerging talents early in their careers, and we’re delighted to welcome Sophie Collins, Zaffar Kunial and Hannah Sullivan, three exciting new voices in poetry. Sophie Collins’ collection Who Is Mary Sue? will resonate with anyone concerned with identity, shame, gender, trauma, composition and culture. In verse and prose collages, it exposes the presumptive politics behind writing and readership. Scottish poet laureate Jackie Kay described Zaffar Kunial’s poems as ‘precise, startling in their originality, full of grace,’ and his eloquent and touching collection Us effortlessly transports the reader from one place to another. Hannah Sullivan’s inventive and magnificent debut Three Poems won the TS Eliot Prize for Poetry 2018. Don’t miss the chance to hear this new and original talent at ILFDublin.

Presented in association with Faber & Faber for their 90th anniversary