Rita Ann Higgins reads her poem 'The Hedger'


Irish poet Rita Ann Higgins reads her poem 'The Hedger' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Rita Ann Higgins reads her poem 'Be Someone'


Irish poet Rita Ann Higgins reads her poem 'Be Someone' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Rita Ann Higgins reads her poem 'This Was No Ithaca'


Irish poet Rita Ann Higgins reads her poem 'This Was No Ithaca' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Rita Ann Higgins reads her poem 'She's Easy'


Irish poet Rita Ann Higgins reads her poem 'She's Easy' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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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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