Lenoir, NC – Poetry Caldwell is pleased to host Northern Irish poet Adrian Rice at Caldwell Arts Council on Saturday, January 12, 2019 beginning at 2pm (rescheduled from November 24).  Adrian will read from his latest book, The Strange Estate. Following Adrian’s reading, local writers will be able to share during the open mic. Poetry Caldwell is free and open to all!

Adrian Rice is from County Antrim, Northern Ireland. His first poetry sequence, Muck Island, a collaboration with leading Irish artist Ross Wilson, is housed in the Tate Gallery and The Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

His first full collection, The Mason’s Tongue, was shortlisted for the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Literary Prize and nominated for the Irish Times Prize for Poetry. His recent American publications, The Clock Flower and Hickory Station, have also received critical acclaim. Adrian now lives with his family in Hickory, North Carolina. He teaches at Appalachian State University.

Famed poet and Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney, shared about Adrian, “Adrian Rice has a nice sense of what he is up to as a poet: I like and admire the way his district and his diction are so artfully tongue-in-cheek and hand in glove.”

The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Avenue SW in Lenoir.
Adrian Rice