Literature Poem of the Week

Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week: Doireann Ní Ghríofa

From PoetryFest 2016




Doireann Ní Ghríofa sends a video postcard from atop Patrick's Hill in Cork City: "It's a city that has burned many, many times, and it burns again in the poem. But every time it burns, it's built up again, because it's a city with great heart." 

Reading of "At Half Eleven in the Mutton Lane Inn, I am Fire, Slaughter, Dead Starlings" from PoetryFest 2016.


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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