We are delighted to welcome Alice Lyons to the Kids’ Own team. Alice will be working with us as a Project Manager, leading on the delivery of a number of our flagship projects. These include the Virtually There project in Northern Ireland, which is currently running in nine schools, and the implementation of documentation and regional initiatives as part of our management of the Arts in Education Portal.
About Alice Lyons
Alice Lyons, a poet and cross-disciplinary artist, was born in Paterson, NJ and has lived in Roscommon and Sligo since 1998. Her third collection of poetry is The Breadbasket of Europe (Veer Books, London, 2016). Lyons’s poems have appeared in publications such as Tygodnik Powszcheny (Kraków) and Poetry (Chicago), as poetry films, public artworks and in gallery contexts. Among the honours she has received are a Radcliffe Fellowship in Poetry & New Media, Harvard University; the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry; the inaugural Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary from Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill; and an IFTA (Irish Film and Television Award) nomination for The Polish Language, a poetry film she co-directed with animator Orla Mc Hardy.