On this week’s This Irish American Life, Dr. Miriam Nyhan Grey interviews Kim Bendheim about her new book, The Fascination of What’s Difficult: A Life of Maud Gonne (OR Books, 2021). Kim is a poet, performer, and writer. Her byline has appeared in The Forward, The Nation, The Chicago Tribune, Ladies Home Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and Bomb magazine, which published her poetry. A graduate of Harvard University, she received two Masters degrees: one from New York University (where she studied Irish literature and history), and one from the City College of New York (where she studied poetry). She lives in New York City. Following on from that, Dr. Grey shares her 2015 interview with historian Dr. Úna Ní Bhroiméil, Mary Immaculate College Limerick, about her research on John Quinn.