Video & Sound Files

  • The Eaten Bagel from Vivas
  • Pitch from Vivas
  • Pitch (2) from Vivas
  • Pitch (3) from Vivas
  • Things I’m Good At from Kalends
  • Baghdad from An Educated Heart
  • Headlines from An Educated Heart
  • BROKEN from An Educated Heart
  • Tedium from An Educated Heart
  • A Loving Audience is Necessary from An Educated Heart
  • To Conquer Fear & Downtown Crossing
  • State House, December
  • Personal Insurance from Kalends
  • The Russian Week from Kalends


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 Mairéad Byrne

SoundEye Festival – Cork, Ireland – 7.9.05

Mairéad Byrne

Mairéad Byrne is the author of a collection of poetry, Nelson & The Huruburu Bird (Bray, Wild Honey Press 2003); and five chapbooks, Vivas (Wild Honey Press 2005); An Educated Heart (Palm Press 2005); Kalends (Belladonna 2005); China Dogs (Poetic Inhalation 2004); and The Pillar (Wild Honey Press 2000).

She is the author of two plays, The Golden Hair (Dublin, Project Arts Center 1982); and Safe Home (Project Arts Centre 1985).

She has also published a short book, Joyce — A Clew (Dublin, Bluett & Company 1982); two books of interviews with Irish painters, Eithne Jordan (Kinsale, Gandon Editions 1994) and Michael Mulcahy (Gandon Editions 1995); and much journalism published in Ireland and the United States.

She emigrated to the United States in 1994, and earned a Masters (1996) and PhD (2001) from Purdue University. She lives with her two daughters in Providence, Rhode Island, where she teaches poetry and writing at Rhode Island School of Design. Her poetry blog is at

Her latest book is Talk Poetry from Miami University Press (2007).