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Independent Writer (Ireland)
A Fearful Symmetry

Alice Lyons is a poet and visual artist based in the northwest of Ireland. Her poems have appeared in literary publications such as Poetry and Tygodnik Powszechny, and they have appeared as films and animations for public artworks and in museum contexts, most recently at Daimler Contemporary, Berlin.

At Radcliffe, Lyons is working on a new poetry project, “A Fearful Symmetry,” which uses the typewritten correspondence between the filmmaker Hollis Frampton and the poet Ezra Pound as the basis for a digitally animated epistolary poem that enacts a complex drama of a modernist discipleship gone awry.

Lyons is the recipient of the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award and numerous major grants and awards for her work in literature and film. Her poems and films have recently been exhibited at FACT, in Liverpool, England; the Irish Museum of Modern Art; the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts; and Oslo poesifilm, in Norway. She is the author of three collections of poems, The Breadbasket of Europe (Veer Books, forthcoming), speck: Poems 2002–2006 (Lapwing Publications, 2015), and Staircase Poems (The Dock, 2006). Lyons holds a PhD from the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Queen’s University Belfast.  

2015–2016 Radcliffe Institute Fellows

This information is accurate as of the fellowship year indicated for each fellow.
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