Wednesday, December 12, 2012


From the Poetry Project:

Starting on January 1st 2013, a different combination of poetry and art from Ireland is brought to you each Monday, and delivered free to your inbox.

Happy Christmas and very best wishes for the New Year

The Poetry Project has a gift for you--

To celebrate Ireland’s Presidency of the European Union, this exciting digital post can be sent to you until July 2013. Twenty-six poems and twenty–six video shorts will offer you a unique insight into the creativity of contemporary Ireland.

Ireland’s poets are famed around the world, and our contemporary artists are renowned for their creativity and vision. Each poem is a taste of the best of Irish poetry now, while the short videos (none are longer than three minutes) offer a parallel way of looking at things. Brought together, the results will intrigue you, move you, and maybe make you look at the world in a different way.

The Poetry Project was set up by the Kinsale Arts Festival in partnership with Poetry Ireland and the Royal Hibernian Academy. The poems were selected by Gerard Smyth, Poetry Editor of The Irish Times and Joseph Woods, Director of Poetry Ireland; and the video works were selected and commissioned by Gemma Tipton, from the Kinsale Arts Festival and Patrick T Murphy, Director of the Royal Hibernian Academy.

The entire project will be shown together in an unique premiere event at the Kinsale Arts Festival July 5th to 14th 2013

The Poetry Project has been supported by Culture Ireland

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And celebrate a sense of Irish art and culture in 2013.

Please forward this email to anyone you know who may also love to receive a poem and video each week during the first six months of 2013.

With many thanks to all the artists, poets, galleries and publishers involved...

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