A nest of creativity (about birds)!.

Last Winter I decided to create a community art project inspired by birds and flight. The idea had been percolating for a while, and the open call for art and writing attracted responses from people in Athlone, Dublin, Germany, Kerry, Limerick, and Sligo. Some of the writers involved. Thanks to everyone who took part. After…… Continue reading A nest of creativity (about birds)!.

Blackberry picking and listening to poetry

In honour of the season and of one of my favourite poets, I recorded ‘Blackberry-Picking’ by Seamus Heaney. Listen here: Blackberry-Picking BY SEAMUS HEANEY Late August, given heavy rain and sun For a full week, the blackberries would ripen. At first, just one, a glossy purple clot Among others, red, green, hard as a knot. You…… Continue reading Blackberry picking and listening to poetry