Poetry Jukebox – Request Time – Stephanie Conn @StephanieConn2 @cc_irlandais

Poetry Jukebox is an on-street audio installation of poetry. This poem, Bushfire is by Stephanie Conn. It was included in our Once Barefoot curation of poems about climate, which ran concurrently at Belfast City Council’s Tropical Ravine and at Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris.

Poetry Jukebox – Request Time – Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe @AriaEipe @EPICMuseumCHQ

Poetry Jukebox is an on-street audio installation of poetry. This poem, Formerly Exotic Fruit is by Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe. It is included on our HUNGERING curation for EPIC Museum in Dublin.

Poetry Jukebox – Request Time – Moyra Donaldson @DonaldsonMoyra @EPICMuseumCHQ

Poetry Jukebox is an on-street audio installation of poetry. This poem, Family Picnic, by Moyra Donaldson, was included in our HUNGERING curation at EPIC Museum in Dublin. Moyra is currently a recipient of a Major Artist Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Poetry Jukebox Request Time – Shannon Kuta Kelly @EPICMuseumCHQ

Poetry Jukebox is an on street audio installation of poetry. This poem, Bucharest 1989 is by Shannon Kuta Kelly. It was part of our HUNGERING curation at EPIC Museum Dublin. This collection of poems was selected with poet Jessica Traynor. It was scheduled to be at Centre Culturel Irlandais – we hope the might happen, ‘ When all of this is over…..’

Poetry Jukebox Request Time – Michelle Penn @Mich_Penn

Poetry Jukebox is an on street audio installation of poetry. Michelle Penn’s poem Aubade, features on our Once Barefoot curation about the climate. It is at Centre Culturel Irlandais and at Belfast Tropical Ravine.

 

 

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 – 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.

Poetry Jukebox Request Time – Anita Gracey

Poetry Jukebox puts poetry into public space. This jukebox is at the Crescent Arts Centre Belfast. This poem Hand Me Down by Anita Gracey was part of our Song Of Myself curation of poems at CS Lewis Square. The poems launched the only jukebox in the world which includes features to make it more accessible to disabled people.

Hand-Me-Down by Anita Gracey, read by Peter Gracey

You are a ploughed dark field,

overturned soil swaddles

your heart as treasure,

Clontibret’s tapped seam1

you pinned my paintings up,

each one a Gerard Dillon

your kisses a first-aid box,

arguments sticking plaster

smiles as stretch-marks,

elastic purrs

you had Willow pattern teacups,

on birthdays we raised our pinky’s

your laugh a grandstand,

one-liners own goals

freckles as rosary beads,

always to be counted on

arms comfort blankets,

carries my worries

you said, when asleep you sigh

my snore is Herculean

your voice as I waken,

a brass band of blessings

 

when you died, grief was the sea,

a hurricane I was treading

a boat was your face,

the drogue2 I let go

bequeathed in burnished thoughts,

in time, I’m a sunbeam.

1A huge untapped seam of gold has been discovered near Clontibret in County Monaghan.

The seam, found in 2008, is believed to be the biggest ever located in Ireland.

Poetry Jukebox – Request Time! – Nessa O’Mahony – The Dreaming Octopus @nessao

Poetry Jukebox puts poetry into Public space. This jukebox is at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast. Next up – This beautiful poem – The Dreaming Octopus by Nessa O’Mahony.  This poem has featured in our Once Barefoot curation, which is about climate change and is at Belfast Tropical Ravine and Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

Poetry JukeBox – Request Time! – Matthew Rice – The Singable Black @wordswritten

Poetry Jukebox puts poetry into Public space. This jukebox is at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast. Next up – This beautiful poem – The Singable Black by Matthew Rice.  This poem has featured in our Once Barefoot curation, which is about climate change and is at Belfast Tropical Ravine and Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

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