Commemorative Poetry Reading at the Verbal Arts Centre Derry

On the 23rd of August from 6pm, Poetry as Commemoration in collaboration with the Verbal Arts Centre in Derry~Londonderry will host evening of poetry inspired by the Decade of Centenaries featuring poets Carole Farnan, Angela Graham, Maria McManus, Julie Morrissy, Stephen Sexton, and Dominic J. Sweeney.

Stephen Sexton will join Julie Morrissy, former poet in residence at the National Library of Ireland, to discuss ‘The Head of a Man’, a commemorative poem commissioned by UCD Library in partnership with Poetry Ireland and Arts Council Northern Ireland.

 Both poets feature on the Poetry Jukebox located outside the Verbal Arts Centre. The jukebox contains recordings of twenty poems reflecting on the legacy of the War of Independence and the Civil War one-hundred years ago.

Poetry as Commemoration an initiative of the Irish Poetry Reading Archive at UCD supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 programme.