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 […]
The Sea is a poem about borders, natural and man-made. In the era of Brexit and Trump, mostly it is a letter of regret and enduring friendship to our neighbours across the Atlantic and the Irish Sea
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 […]
The Pier. A new poem/film shot on the East Pier, Howth, Co. Dublin, August 2020
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 Man Is Only As Good is a short film based on my poem of the same name. Something of an experiment in these strange times. I hope you enjoy it.