All are welcome to come along to the poetry launch at this Poetry Day Ireland event.
Thursday 21st April 2022, The Atrium Area, University Concert Hall Building UL. 1.00pm
Readers may include: Kieran Beville, Emily Cullen, Denise Chaila, Willzee, Jo Slade, Eoin Devereux, Martin Dyre, Imelda Maguire and Kerrie O’Brien
This broadsheet takes TS Eliot’s The Wasteland as its inspiration. Published 100 years ago, Eliot’s ultimately hopeful poem, acknowledges head-on, the sheer brutality of the modern world. The Wasteland serves to reminds us that poetry offers us a space to dare; to be creative; to be imaginative; to question the status quo; to be critical and to be radical. While any curation is, by definition, subjective, the poems contained in this publication do all of these things. This broadsheet contains work by both long-established and newly emerging writers/artists that I admire. I thank all of the contributors for trusting me with their work. A century after Eliot’s poem, we need poetry in our lives more than ever.
– Eoin Devereux, April 2022