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Cork Spring Literary Festival 2011THE CORK SPRING





Catherine Smith



Reading with Matthew Sweeney & Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, Friday 18 February, 7.15pm


Catherine Smith’s first short poetry collection, The New Bride (Smith/Doorstop), was short-listed for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, 2001. Her first full-length collection, The Butcher’s Hands (Smith/Doorstop), was a PBS Recommendation and was short-listed for the Aldeburgh/Jerwood Prize, 2004. In 2004 she was voted one of Mslexia’s ‘Top Ten UK Women Poets’ and included in the PBS/Arts Council ‘Next Generation’ promotion. Her latest collection, Lip (Smith/Doorstop), was short-listed for the Forward Prize for Best Collection, 2008. She also writes short fiction and radio drama and teaches for the University of Sussex, Vardean College in Brighton and the Arvon Foundation. She has adapted three of her short stories for a stage performance, Weight. She is working on her next poetry collection and a novel. View a poem by Smith in the Guardian.


(Extracts of Smith's work available on page 19 of festival brochure.)


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