Duration 60 Mins

Arts Corridor in University Hospital Galway

Join us for the exhibition launch of this year’s Poems for Patience, selected and introduced by Victoria Kennefick. Saolta Arts hopes that the poetry will give people pause for reflection and space for hope.

In association with Saolta Arts.





Author Biography

Victoria Kennefick’s second collection Egg/Shell (Carcanet Press, 2024) is a Poetry Book Society Choice for Spring 2024. Her debut collection, Eat or We Both Starve (Carcanet Press, 2021), won the Seamus Heaney First Collection Poetry Prize and the Dalkey Book Festival Emerging Writer of the Year Award. It was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Costa Poetry Book Award, the Derek Walcott Poetry Prize and the Butler Literary Prize. She was UCD/Arts Council of Ireland Writer-in-Residence 2023 and is Poet-in-Residence at Yeats Society Sligo 2022-2024. She has recently been appointed Cork County Council Writer-in-Residence 2024.

Event Location

University Hospital Galway

Newcastle Rd, Galway, H91 YR71

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Step free venue with accessible bathroom available. Accessible parking available on the hospital grounds. There is no Loop system.