It’s sometimes said that the contemporary Irish poetry scene is something of an echo chamber. With an army of active poets, so many journals and competitions to submit to, and collections, anthologies, reviews and features to read, plus a plethora of launches, readings and festivals to attend, there is plenty to keep us busy. Much…
Really……… this was fun. Label lit comes to the Eurovision 😀😀 Anne Casey and Jessamine O'Connor poems left in Lisbon Eurovision village pic.twitter.com/BbUs3C6O6O — anne mcdonald (@scarecrowbooks) May 11, 2018
Writer & facilitator Fiona O’Rourke engaged a group she was facilitating in the LabeLLit project – the link below tells how they got on – and spread the word to Amsterdam, Chicago, Dublin…. and Larne! http://fionamkorourke.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/labellit-youre-hit.html
An extended interview with journalist Stephanie Bell in the Belfast Telegraph, about LabeLLit and #PoetryDayIRL 2018 https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/books/why-inscribing-miniverses-on-luggage-labels-is-pure-poetry-in-motion-36841473.html
Evening Extra – with Seamus McKee – from about 1.15:30. A project supported by Poetry Ireland and also by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09zj3tb
BBC Blas; our flagship Irish Language programme has an interview with Maria McManus and Nuala Reilly a participant who is based In Derry. You can listen to this broadcast for 28 days after it was first broadcast on the 26th April 2018. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p065k0zz#play
Damian Smyth, Head of Literature & Drama at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland speaks about how he sees this project contributes to putting poetry into public space.
Poet Olive Broderick joins in LabeLLit for #PoetryDayIRL and shows how she is engaging with people who are sight-impaired.
Here’s a little film about the LabeLLit project and #PoetryDayIRL in 2018. Thanks to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for support with getting the message out there.
This was the scene of my dining room table a year ago, as I prepared batches of luggage labels to send to the participating poets of #LabeLLit and #PoetryDayIRL 2017. I asked for 10 poets and ended up with more than twice as many taking part. I sent every participating poet one label of…