Poetry Jukebox Request Time – Annemarie NíChurreaín @NiChurr

Poetry Jukebox is an on-street audio installation of poetry. This poem Border, is by Annemarie NíChurreaín. It was included in Hour by Hour, a curation of poems by LGBTQI+ poets, and was featured in OUTBURST Queer Arts Festival in 2018.

Poetry Jukebox- Request Time – Celia deFréine @celiadefreine

Poetry Jukebox is an on street audio installation of poetry. This poem ‘Fear sa Teach’ is by  bi-lingual poet Celia deFreine.  It is in Irish and in English on this file. Celia is one of Ireland’s most outstanding Irish language poets and she is also an Ambassador and supporter of the Poetry Jukebox project.

This poem was included in our FIRED! Irish Women collection of poems, which was launched at the Belfast International Festival in October 2018.

 

Poetry Jukebox Request Time – Leen Hashem @leenhashem

Poetry Jukebox is an on-street audio installation of poetry. This poem is by Beirut poet Teen Hashem. It was included in Hour by Hour. We hope we can tour this curation to Centre Culturel Irlandais. It was originally included in Outburst Festival, and was co-curated  with Paul Maddern. It is, so far, the only poem we have had in Arabic. Leen raised the roof of the Sunflower Bar in Belfast when she read this ‘live’ at the launch event.

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Poetry Jukebox Request Time – Maria Isakova Bennett @ MariaIzaB1

Poetry Jukebox is an on-street audio installation of poetry. This poem Et Spiritus is by Maria Isakova Bennett. It was included in ‘What Else…’ our curation which marked 20 years of the Good Friday Agreement.

Poetry Jukebox Request Time – Maeve O’Lynn @xenophonproject

The Poetry Jukebox is an on-street audio installation of poetry. This poem, The Signal, by Maeve O’Lynn was included in our curation ‘What Else…” which was marking 20 years of the Good Friday Agreement.

Poetry Jukebox – Request Time – Stephen Sexton @ssexton02

Not only is Stephen Sexton an astonishing award-winning poet  – he has just added the Strong Shine Award to his list of gongs, he is also a very lovely individual and a gentleman. He worked with us curating Once Barefoot, our poems on climate change. The beautiful poem is called The Green Rooms.

This poem is on Poetry Jukebox at Centre Culturel Irlandais and Belfast City Council Tropical Ravine. Thank you Stephen and CONGRATULATIONS!

Poetry Jukebox – Request Time – Anne Casey @1AnneCasey @CSLewisFest @EastSideArtsBel @AspectsFestival

Poetry Jukebox is an on-street audio installation of poetry. This poem, Between Ebb & Flow, is by Anne Casey. It was included in ‘A Deeper Country’, a curation in homage to CS Lewis. It was first installed at CS Lewis Square in East Belfast. This curation has done a bit of a ‘tour’, in that it has also travelled to Bangor for the Aspects Festival and also to the Alley Theatre in Strabane.

Poetry Jukebox – Request Time – Maureen Boyle @BoyleMo

Poetry Jukebox is an on street audio installation of poetry for public spaces. This beautiful(and heart-breaking)poem The Last Spring, is by Maureen Boyle. It was included in our Once Barefoot curation of poems about the climate and the earth. This poem was the first words spoken from the new poetry jukebox installed at Centre Culturel Irlandais. This curation is in Paris, and concurrently at the Tropical Ravine in Belfast City Council’s Botanic Gardens.

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Poetry Jukebox – Request Time – Paul Maddern @the_rivermill @Backmuir

Poetry Jukebox puts poetry into public space. This poem is Observe Winter by Paul Maddern. It featured on our Hungering curation at EPIC Museum in Dublin. Paul has been a great friend to the Poetry Jukebox project as the also worked with us to curate the LGBTQI+ poems for Hour by Hour. 

Paul runs the fabulous writers’ retreat The River Mill, which is in an idyllic setting in Co. Down.  Naturally it is closed temporarily because of the Coronavirus pandemic, but when all of this is over (there will come a time and it will be over), Paul will be there, and the welcome will be perfection itself. Dream of such things. It will come. You’ll find him at http://www.The-River-Mill.co.uk

Poetry Jukebox Request Time – Adam Trodd @A_Trodd

Poetry Jukebox puts poetry into public space. This jukebox is at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast. This Place Meant by Adam Trodd, featured on our very first curation which was part of the Belfast International Festival in October 2017.