The Reflective Eye by Orla Grant-Donoghue (after the sculpture by Emer O Boyle at University College Dublin)
Can I hide in this place
where reality is multiplied,
between beams of light
where mirrored retinas
reflect inner lives,
where jet streams carry truth
in the half light,
where moonbeams and sunlight
can find me
Thank you to Éamon Mag Uidhir for including my poem The Reflective Eye in FLARE 12. More information on where FLARE is available is at http://www.flare.ie The stunning cover art is by Solus (Instagram @solus.art). The sculpture is by Emer O Boyle at University College Dublin. This poem aims to raise awareness about living with a rare eye disease.
Thanks to the amazing poets and audience who joined us for an evening of readings and performances at Alan Hanna’s bookshop in Bark Coffee. Particular thanks to Barra and Kevin for their warm welcome and invitation to Bark Coffee.
Join us for an evening of poetry and music to celebrate Midsummer at Alan Hanna’s bookshop in Bark Coffee, Rathmines on Thursday 20 June. Doors will open at 6:30pm and readings and performances begin at 7pm.
This is a FREE event but places are limited. To reserve a place, please email Orla Grant-Donoghue at firstname.lastname@example.org
Performances & readings by:
Michael J. Whelan
Éamon Mag Uidhir
Music on the night will be performed by Christian Wethered.
This is a series of experimental haiku based on scenes from Ulysses, which were included in an installation by visual artist Nickie Hayden at the Olivier Cornet Gallery in 2018 and at the James Joyce Centre in 2019. This recording was produced by Niall Woods at Porchlight Studios in Dublin, Ireland.
To celebrate Poetry Day Ireland on 2 May 2019, I wrote poems for the Poetry M’App project, an online map of poems from around the world involving 50 poets across 5 continents at http://www.poetrymapp.com Thank you to Maria McManus and Una Lee for including my poems in this wonderful project.
Chroma is inspired by a sculpture by Eilis O’Connell at University College Dublin.
The Reflective Eye is inspired by a sculpture by Emer O Boyle at University College Dublin.
Sincere thanks to Niall Woods from Porchlight Studios Dublin for the recordings of both poems.
On Poetry Day Ireland 2 May 2019, I left signed gift tags with information on how to listen to both poems and with lines from each poem at University College Dublin,
Photo of Chroma by Vincent Hoban from University College Dublin.
Photo of The Reflective Eye by sculptor and artist, Emer O Boyle.
More Information & Links about the Event and the Exhibition
7:05pm: Welcome by Olivier Cornet
Introduction to poets by Orla Grant-Donoghue
7:10: Éamon Mag Uidhir
7:15: Eileen Casey
7:20: Dr Catherine Ann Cullen
7:25: Doreen Duffy
7:30: Christian Wethered
7:35: David Grant
7:40: Micheal J. Whelan
7:45: Brian Kirk
7:50: Jasmina Šušić
7:55: Susan Condon
8:00: Eoin Flynn
8:05: Orla Grant-Donoghue
8:10: Dr Mary O’Malley-Madec
8:15pm: Closing remarks Olivier Cornet