Irish Poetry Reading Collection


The Irish Poetry Reading Collection, which forms part of the Irish Poetry Reading Archive, is a central repository for readings by Irish poets, in both the English and the Irish language. This collection aims to capture and preserve the rich and diverse landscape of poetry in Ireland, and includes the voices of: established poets; emerging poets; performance poets; avant-garde poets; English and Irish language poets; and Irish diaspora poets. Many of the readings are accompanied by handwritten or typed presentation copies of the poem, created by the poet especially for the reading.

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Manuscript of Ailbhe Darcy's poem 'Icon'


Handwritten presentation copy of the poem 'Icon'.

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Medbh McGuckian reads her poem 'The Singer'


Medbh McGuckian reads her poem 'The Singer' for UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Robyn Rowland reads her poem 'Close'


Robyn Rowland reads her poem 'Close' for UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Bernard O'Donoghue reads his poem 'Westering Home'


Bernard O'Donoghue reads his poem 'Westering Home' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Manuscript of Patrick Chapman's poem 'Omertà'


Handwritten presentation copy of the poem 'Omertá'.

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Kimberly Campanello reads her poem 'A Figure'


Kimberly Campanello reads her poem 'A Figure' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Brian Lynch reads his poem 'Shapeless'


Brian Lynch reads his poem 'Shapeless' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Manuscript of Medbh McGuckian's poem 'The Makeover'


Manuscript presentation copy of the poem 'The Makeover'.

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Medbh McGuckian reads her poem 'The Makeover'


Medbh McGuckian reads her poem 'The Makeover' for UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Bernard O'Donoghue reads his poem 'In Millstreet Hospital'


Bernard O'Donoghue reads his poem 'In Millstreet Hospital' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Bernard O'Donoghue reads his poem 'Ter Conatus'


Bernard O'Donoghue reads his poem 'Ter Conatus' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Manuscript of Anne Haverty's poem 'Omagh'


Handwritten presentation copy of the poem 'Omagh'.

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Kimberly Campanello reads extracts from her poem 'MOTHERBABYHOME'


Kimberly Campanello reads extracts from her poem 'MOTHERBABYHOME' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Robyn Rowland reads her poem 'Green Road'


Robyn Rowland reads her poem 'Green Road' for UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Manuscript of Anne Haverty's poem 'The Nun and the Greyhound'


Handwritten presentation copy of the poem 'The Nun and the Greyhound'.

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Anthony Cronin reads his poem 'Prophet'


Anthony Cronin reads his poem 'Prophet' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Manuscript of Michael Longley's poem 'Persephone'


Handwritten presentation copy of the poem 'Persephone'.

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Anthony Cronin reads his poem 'For a Father'


Anthony Cronin reads his poem 'For a Father' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Robyn Rowland reads her poem 'Death blooms'


Robyn Rowland reads her poem 'Death blooms' for UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Kimberly Campanello reads her poem 'Mudra'


Kimberly Campanello reads her poem 'Mudra' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Manuscript of Anthony Cronin's poem 'Writing'


Handwritten presentation copy of the poem 'Writing'.

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Patrick Chapman reads his poem 'Omertà'


Patrick Chapman reads his poem 'Omertà' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Robyn Rowland reads her poem 'Coming of age'


Robyn Rowland reads her poem 'Coming of age' for UCD Library's Special Collections.

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