Sunday, 21 August 2016

Stanzas - Ekphrasia August Chapbook MMXVI

I am delighted to have 2 poems in the Stanzas August chapbook - Ekphrasia.

The chapbook was launched by Stanzas at the 'Hook & Ladder' in Limerick on Fri 19th Aug 2016.  The theme for the event was ‘Collaboration’.  The poets read their poems accompanied by two singers who were commissioned specially for the event.

Esther Conry and I collaborated in responding to one another's work - me in words and Esther in images.

Esther responded to my poem 'Seeds' and I in turn responded to a new image by Esther which turned into the poem 'Doorway'.

Stanzas have provided a live video of the event (best viewed on a mobile phone as it appears sideways and you need to switch off auto-rotate to view properly!).  My reading starts about 3 minutes in....  or view a separate video recording of these two poems.

Thanks to Shane Vaughan and the team at

The chapbook, hand made by Stanzas, contains work from 8 poets an 8 artists.

The contributors are:

Aoibhe Rainford
Courtney Sharos
Bernadette Gallagher
Esther Conry
Brooklyn Bond
Isolde Donohue
Courtney McKeon
Oscar Staehelin
Edward O'Dwyer
Ashling McGrory
Fiona Grimes
Brian Johnston
Grace Austin
Kieran Grace
Laura Kennedy
Shane Vaughan