Literature Poem of the Week

Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week: Colette Bryce's "Asylum"

From PoetryFest 2016




"You must lift this creature and carry it gathered in your arms, over the fields and to the bothy." In Colette Bryce's "Asylum," the patron saint of Derry, exiled on Iona, governs how pilgrims to the island are to be greeted.


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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