John Clegg and Jess McKinneyThursday 28 October 2021, 7 p.m. · 42 minutes
Jess McKinney has been nominated for the 2021 Patrick Kavanagh Award. Kerri ní Dochartaigh has described Weeding, McKinney’s debut pamphlet, as ‘a love letter to the colour green; an inventory of all that is beautiful in this world; an unfurling and unearthing; a gathering of light in all its forms.’
John Clegg’s most recent full collection is Holy Toledo!, nominated for the Ledbury Forte Prize in 2017. Marius Kociejowski writes that ‘whatever horse [Clegg] rides, he makes it a go, his lasso a modus operandi for capturing images.’
The event was chaired by Martina Evans, whose most recent collection is American Mules (Carcanet 2021).