@westmeathculture #question from @westmeathculture celebrate #PoetryDayIreland with us by looking back at my old school copy of Soundings very much a secondhand book 👍 full of notes and comments from my classes and from students who had this book before me one of my favourite poems was, and still is, The Lost Heifer by Austin Clarke have you any poetry memories to share with us? @Poetry Ireland #poetry #schoolpoems #librarytok ♬ stuff we did - favsoundds
Looking ahead to Thursday, 27th April, lets celebrate Poetry Day Ireland by looking back at an old school copy of Soundings.
This is very much a secondhand book.
It is full of notes and comments from my classes and from students who had this book before me
One of my favourite poems was, and still is, The Lost Heifer by Austin Clarke
Have you any poetry memories to share with us? Share your favourite poets and poems with us, and we'll gather them together and share here on the 27th.
And if this mention of Soundings has sparked any memories for you, but you can't find your old copy, remember you can always borrow a copy from the library (click here).
First published in 1969 the Soundings anthology of poetry was initially meant to be a temporary addition to the curriculum, but in the end it lasted well over twenty years. And such was its impact that it even got a reprint as Poems We Did for Our Leaving Certificate in 2010.
Thursday April 27, 6.30 pm
Originally from Penang, Malaysia, Amy Abdullah Barry is a well-known resident of Athlone and a distinctive new voice on the Irish poetry scene.
Her debut collection of poems, Flirting with Tigers, has just been published by Dedalus Press, one of Ireland’s leading poetry publishers.
To mark the publication, and to celebrate Poetry Day Ireland, Westmeath Arts Office, the Aidan Heavey Library and Dedalus Press present a public reading on Thursday 27 April at 6.30 pm, to which admission is free and all are welcome. Celebrate Poetry Day Ireland with a voice that is at once local and international. Now more than ever, Poetry Matters: Spread the Word.
We've asked this question on our social media and will share the poems you love:
Or why not check out some of our posts celetating previous years of Poetry Day Ireland