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Local Poet conferred with PhD in English at The Winter Conferring in NUI Galway.

Local Poet conferred with PhD in English at The Winter Conferring in NUI Galway.

Dr. Liz Quirke

Dr, Liz Quirke ,youngest daughter of Maureen Quirke , Maureen’s Childcare Centre , and the late Tom Quirke, 48 Casement’s Avenue and Oakpark, Tralee, was proudly conferred with her PhD in English at the Winter Conferring Ceremony at NUI Galway on November 29th, 2022. A poet and scholar from Tralee with two collections from Salmon Poetry (The Road, Slowly in 2018 and How We Arrive in Winter in 2021), Liz is an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar, a Galway Doctoral Fellow and completed her PhD through Creative Practice in Poetry. She is one of the founders of Pendemic.ie, a social history and literary project that has been archived by UCD and funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Quirke’s poems have been described in The Irish Times as “hard-won poems that rise out of a larger silence, re-doing the lyrics of Máire Mhac an tSaoi and Eavan Boland for 21st-century Ireland” and How We Arrive In Winter has been described as “brilliant and deeply moving” and an “affecting and assured book, written from the frontlines of mourning, but attuned, too, to the possibility of a future as in The Promise of Sweetbread which ends with the epiphany that ‘there has never been/ such a call/ for light/ as this.” Dr. Liz Quirke works with the UCC English Department as a lecturer in Poetry and said ‘ I am delighted to receive the PhD in honour of my Dad, the muse and inspiration behind my poetry and creativity’.

 

 

Dr. Liz Quirke , along with her nephew Mikey Crowley, and proud Mum , Maureen Quirke.
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