Poetry Film: The Statues of Emo Court

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 […]

Poetry Film: Station Road

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. A poetry film by Pat Boran, with special thanks to Alexandria […]

Festival Internacional de Poesía de Medellín

I am honoured to be a (virtual) participant in the 30th anniversary gathering of this world-famous poetry festival. PAT BORAN EN EL 30 ° FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE POESÍA DE MEDELLÍN.Pat Boran nació en Irlanda en 1963. Es uno de los… Posted by Festival Internacional de Poesía de Medellín on Monday, July 20, 2020 Featured photo: Universe […]

Poetry Film: Rhododendron Gardens, Howth

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 […]

Seed, a poem for Greta Thunberg

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.