April is Poetry Month in Limerick 2018

Limerick city

various locations around Limerick

Welcome to April is Poetry Month in Limerick 2018 Over  the past 4 years, the Limerick Writers’ Centre has organised a programme of activities in Limerick city to mark April is Poetry Month where it has become  the largest poetry celebration in the region with poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.

Here is a little bit of the philosophy behind the April is Poetry Month in Limerick:

“I expect from a poem that it slits my throat and resuscitates me,” the French writer, Christian Bobin, tells us. For April is Poetry Month we celebrate the unchanging task of the lyric poet  to change us.

“A good poem shocks us awake, one way or another – through its beauty, its insight, its music, it shakes or seduces the reader out of the common gaze and into a genuine looking.”  And “make no mistake,” the poet Jane Hirshfield reminds us, “I consider such a moment of transformation to be a radical event.”

For the month, we wish to do something which is different to other poetry festivals – too many of these festivals look and sound the same.

For a full list of what’s on offer for the month of April, click here:

To download our brochure, click here: April is Poetry Month – Final Preview

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