ALAN GILLIS was born in 1973 in Belfast and is a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast and Trinity College Dublin. He is the author three poetry collections, most recently Here Comes the Night (Gallery Press, 2010) He teaches in the Department of English, University of Edinburgh, and edits The Edinburgh Review.
THOMAS MCCARTHY was born at Cappoquin, Co Waterford, in 1954. He has been a public librarian in Cork for over 30 years. He is the author of eight poetry collections, most recently The Last Geraldine Officer (Anvil, 2009), and is a member of Aosdána, the Irish academy of arts.
Part of “Disassociated States“; a series of literary events in association with Irish Pages, featuring leading writers from the North and South of Ireland.