Poetry Day Ireland 2023 takes place on Thursday 27th April and the theme is ‘Message in a Bottle’. Share a poem, read a poem, speak a poem, participate in a Poetry Day Ireland event or programme your own event on the day. Everyone is invited to join in and celebrate.
With over 100 events taking place all around the country on Poetry Day there is something for everyone to enjoy. View the programme for full details.
Some events involving Gallery authors:
A Poet’s Rising Promenade, 19 Parnell Square N, Rotunda, Dublin D01 E102
A Poet’s Rising Promenade walking tour, led by novelist and historian Conor Kostick, will visit key historical locations associated with the 1916 Rising, featuring poems which celebrate key historical figures associated with the Rising.
In 2016, to commemorate the contribution of writers to the most dramatic moment in Ireland’s revolutionary history, the Irish Writers Centre, supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, commissioned six contemporary poets to give their response to the Easter Rising. The poems by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Paul Muldoon, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Jessica Traynor, Theo Dorgan and Thomas McCarthy were filmed and released during the week of the centenary and an original score was composed by Colm Mac Con Iomaire. A Poet’s Rising Promenade revisits the places and poems associated with the original commission.
The tour will begin at 2pm at the statue of James Connolly, Beresford Place, opposite Liberty Hall. The walking tour will last approximately an hour. Light refreshments afterwards between 3pm – 4pm at a screening of A Poet’s Rising film at the Irish Writers Centre.
Poems from Ukraine: Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, 36 Fenian Street, Dublin D02 CH22
evening at Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation will feature a selection of video poetry by Ukrainian and Irish poets. The programme will include poems by some of Ukraine’s most prominent contemporary poets: Yurii Andykhovych, Yurii Izdryk, Halyna Kruk, Serhiy Zhadan, Olha Matso, and others, as well as some of Ireland’s leading young poets, including Molly Twomey and Seán Hewitt. All Ukrainian video poems will include English subtitles. The universe of video poetry is like a cosmic ocean, with shells of poems glistening from its depths in a vast field of cinematic waves. This innovative multimedia genre is the perfect way to experience poetry on Poetry Day Ireland. Join us to hear, read, and see all the messages in a poetic bottle! Come and find your favourite wave in the ocean of video poetry!
Poetry Reading with Molly Twomey in Dungarvan Library, Waterford
Molly Twomey will be reading from her poetry collection Raised Among Vultures.
An Evening of Poetry and Wishing Ribbons: Seán Lysaght and Jennifer Hickey.
Books at One, Louisburgh, Co Mayo
Seán Lysaght will treat the audience to a selection of readings at Books at One, Louisburgh. His work has inspired local artist Jennifer Hickey and local children and teens to create of sculptural installation of wishing ribbons which will be available to experience at the bookshop throughout the day on Thursday. Audience members are invited to add their own poetic ribbon to this ever-growing installation. The installation will be on semi-permanent display at Books at One, Louisburgh.