Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week: Alice Lyons' "Marram"

Alice Lyons introduces her poem "Marram," read for Irish Arts Center's 9th annual PoetryFest in 2017. "Marram" is a poem that explores a mother and daughter's relationship, and how a child comes into language. Alice, a poet whose work embraces the visual arts, also gets the rare opportunity to share how her words physically appear on the page⁠—their shapes, symbols, and architecture⁠—something lost in the art of hearing a poem read. Alice's debut novel, OONA, is out now from Lilliput Press: lilliputpress.ie/product/oona

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