Literature Poem of the Week

Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week: "All Alcoholics Are Charmers"

Emma Dabiri reads Martina Evans



Writer and broadcaster Emma Dabiri read Martina Evans' "Cows" at our PoetryFest Favorite Irish Poems event last November, but when she also submitted a reading of Evans' simmering, captivating "All Alcoholics Are Charmers," we knew we had to share it as well. Enjoy.


The Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week is a video series of select footage of artists reciting favorite verses and poets sharing their own work, presented with the readers’ reflections on the featured pieces.

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