Recorded in the grounds of Emo Court, Co. Laois, Ireland, The Statues of Emo Court celebrates patience, resilience and the turning of the seasons, finding inspiration in the statues of one of Ireland’s most celebrated Big Houses at Emo Court, not far from my native Portlaoise. The poem was commissioned by Dunamaise Arts Centre, and […]
Recorded on Station Road, Dublin 13, this new poetry film is an invitation, in these stressful and challenging times, to slow things down and to get our racing imaginations back in sync with our breathing — as simple and challenging as that can be. (Many thanks to Alexandria Olivia Wijaya for the vocals at the […]
I am honoured to be a (virtual) participant in the 30th anniversary gathering of this world-famous poetry festival. Featured photo: Universe Shopping (Palermo, 2019) by Pat Boran
HERE’S A SHORT FILM, based on my poem Rhododendron Gardens, Howth, made during the lockdown travel restrictions of recent weeks. The poem itself is a couple of years old, and about the experience of return visits to a familiar location. I suppose for obvious reasons it seemed to take on additional significance in the present climate. If […]
A new poem, written on a visit to Vilnius, Lithuania in May 2019, and dedicated to Greta Thunberg, in admiration of her courage, energy and vision.
A selection of poems, with an introductory essay by Billy Ramsell, on Poetry International here.