Dimitra Xidous

Dimitra Xidous is the author of two poetry collections: Keeping Bees (2014, Doire Press) and Μηδέν | Oὐδέν (2020, Doire Press). Her poems and essays have appeared in Tolka, gorse, The Stinging Fly, Room Magazine, The Real Story UK, among others. In 2019, she was awarded a Markievicz Bursary for (S)worn State(s), a poetry collaboration with Kimberly Campanello and Annemarie Ní Churreáin. She is an Executive Editor of SPROUT, a new journal of eco-urban-poetry, published in collaboration with The Nature of Cities.

A Research Fellow in Trinity College Dublin, her research interests include the relationship between body and memory, and body memory (what the body remembers and re-members); creativity (and creative activity) as craft and mechanism for capturing the lived experience; and, the construction of nature-based narratives and their role in fostering empathy, connection and new ways of being, seeing, and meaning-making in the world. She is a co-founder and Director of EM|Path – a non-profit that prepares the ground for people-centred co-production to support sustainable community development.

(M)other, M(other), a poetic text-print collaboration with Irish-based artist and printmaker Ria Czerniak-LeBov is forthcoming from gorse editions.

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