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Performing Poetry Project at the James Joyce Centre

  • James Joyce Centre 35 N Great George's St Dublin 1 (map)

Featuring

KIT FRYATT // J. C. CREASY // RORY MCARDLE

PATRICK GROENLAND // DONAL FLYNN

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The Performing Poetry Project aims to bring poets whose work is necessarily performed together with a sympathetic audience for their poems. Our premise is simple: certain kinds of poetry demand an auditory means of expression, as the music of the language exists as breath on air, not as dead words in type. Just as the orchestra brings a musical score by Brahms to life, so must the poem be animated by performance. Or, as jazzman Thelonious Monk put it: ‘if you can’t hear it, ain’t no use tellin’ you about it.’

Later Event: March 24
Organism @ the Joinery