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A Poem for Ireland

September 27, 2014

Yesterday saw the launch on RTE Radio and Television of  A Poem for Ireland.

Initial submissions will be whittled down to ten poems. There will then follow ‘A national conversation’, before the winner is announced. Nothing like a national conversation to throw up a bit of controversy.

John Kelly will also present a new documentary on Irish poetry from its earliest origins (written, presumably) – well over eight hundred years ago.

 

.A poem for Ireland

Dig deeper, search further, think harder … Get voting, People.Let’s get a varied list!

Visit the website to cast your vote.

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3 Comments
  1. Great idea, I think. Will be fascinating to see what emerges.

    • The final list should be fun, Jean!

      • Absolutely, though I think it unlikely that people will move very far from the old favourites and I think I’m among them ~ Yeats, Heaney, Kavanagh, Brendan Kennelly …..

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