Sarah Clancy is our Lingo Poet Laureate of 2016 and is a page and performance poet from Galway. She has two previous collections to her name, Stacey and the Mechanical Bull(Lapwing Press, Belfast, 2011) and Thanks for Nothing, Hippies (Salmon Poetry, 2012). Along with fellow Galway poet Elaine Feeney she released a poetry CD called Cinderella Backwards in 2013. She has been placed or shortlisted in several of Ireland’s most prestigious written poetry competitions including The Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize, The Patrick Kavanagh Award and The Listowel Collection of Poetry Competition. In performance poetry Sarah has won the Cuirt International Festival of Literature Grand Slam Championships and has twice been runner up in the North Beach Nights Grand Slam. In 2013 on her second go at representing Connaught in the All- Ireland Grand Slam Championships she was runner up. She has recently stopped sulking about this. In 2013 she received an individual artist’s bursary from Galway City Council. She is frequently invited to read her work at various festivals and events around Ireland and abroad and can’t believe she’s still getting away with it.
LIBERTY HALL – SAT OCT 22 – 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Rafeef will be performing at a special show in aid of the refugee crisis with renowned activists and artists Sarah Clancy and Sorcha Fox (Winner of LINGO’s New Work Fund). Tickets can be purchased here