Jim Maguire has received several awards for his work, including the Strokestown International Poetry Prize (2012), the Brendan Kennelly Prize and an Arts Council of Ireland Literature Bursary. His book Music Field (Poetry Salzburg) was shortlisted for the Shine/Strong Award for best first collection by an Irish poet in 2014. Earlier this year, he collaborated with the Musici Ireland String Quartet in an exploration of music and illness. His work is featured in the current Rising Generation issue of Poetry Ireland Review. He works as an adult education teacher in Wexford, where he lives with his family.
- The Rising Generation poetry reading, Saturday, October 8, 11:30 a.m., Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, Social Hall.
- Irish-American Cultural Connections, Saturday, October 8, 2:30 p.m., The Java House