Leland Bardwell at 100
Edited by Libby Hart
This centenary collection of poems, with personal reflections by Irish and international writers and creatives, celebrates the poet, novelist and playwright, Leland Bardwell.
Born in 1922, Leland was a leading figure of the Irish literary scene. A co-founder of the literary journal, Cyphers, and the Irish Writers’ Co-operative, Bardwell also established the Scriobh Literary Festival in her adopted Sligo.
The author of thirteen books and numerous stage and radio plays, Leland Bardwell was a woman who lived by her own rules. Always rebellious, and always searching to belong, Bardwell’s enduring legacy is her ‘steady gaze’. She was witness to a widely and widly diverse, unjust and complex world.