Immigrants Open Shops is a short film about a truth that I missed for many years, until it was pointed out to me by my friend, the Iraqi poet, Sargon Boulus. Contrary to the fears, and often the fear-mongering in some communities, immigration has many benefits: bringing new energy, new talent and new perspectives, and […]
The power of lovers to find each other in the world, and, even in hard times, to make the world bearable for each other, is something to celebrate. The Inverse Wave is a poetry film about recording, noise cancellation – oh yes, and love. Poem, music and film by Pat Boran. Entirely made from StoryBlocks […]
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. A poetry film by Pat Boran, with special thanks to Alexandria […]
The Pier , a poetry film by Pat Boran, was shot on the East Pier, Howth, Co. Dublin, in August 2020.
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 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.
I was very much taken by surprise when this video, produced by RTÉ Sport, and built around an audio recording of my poem Lining Out, went viral in September 2018 during the week of the All-ireland Senior Football final, with over a quarter of a million views in a few days. It’s a testament, I […]
Two videos from the Poetry Programme on RTÉ Radio 1, jointly funded by RTÉ Radio 1 and the Office of Public Works. Made in association with Poetry Ireland. Filmed at Emo Court, Co Laois. Filmed by CB Media. Produced by Rockfinch. ‘Learning to Dive’ and ‘The Inverse Wave’ © Pat Boran/Orange Crate Books. Published in […]