Kate Newmann and Joan Newmann
Date: Wed 12 Jul 2017
An electrifying poetry double act!
Originally from Armagh, Joan was a member of the Philip Hobsbaum Belfast Group which included James Simmons and Seamus Heaney and was at the centre of the poetry renaissance in Northern Ireland in the 1960s.
Her collections include Coming of Age (The Blackstaff Press, 1995); Thin Ice (Abbey Press, 1999); Belongings (with Kate Newmann) (Arlen House, 2007) and Prone (Summer Palace Press, 2007).
She is co-founder with her daughter Kate of Summer Palace Press, and was the recipient of the Samhain International Poetry Festival’s Craobh na hÉigse Award in 2004.
Kate Newmann was born in Co Down in 1965. Her poetry collections are The Blind Woman in the Blue House (Summer Palace Press, 2001); Belongings (with Joan Newmann), (Arlen House, 2007); and Grim (Arlen House, 2015).