Literature Poem of the Week

Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week: Annemarie Ní Churreáin's "Family Law"

From PoetryFest 2018

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But daughter, we come from the spriest woods.
You and I are of the roots
that uphold an alphabet to the sun.

A poem at the intersection of family, landscape, and language: Annemarie Ní Churreáin introduces her PoetryFest 2018 reading of "Family Law," a selection from Bloodroot, her debut collection "dedicated to my foremothers, in particular the women of my family whose voices were not always heard."

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Read more about Bloodroot on irishtimes.com.



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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