Nature and Humanity in Irish Monastic Poetry

Inspired by Irish monastic poetry, Brooklyn born Tim Dwyer discusses how the monks created images of nature and conveyed deep human feeling and spirituality, ranging from grief to humour and satire through their poetry and writings. As well as reading original poems in Irish and modern translations, he also includes readings of his own work which draws from their forms and also his direct encounter with the Irish landscapes of County Down where several of the best known ancient poems were written.

Tim Dwyer: Early Irish Poetry
(in the High Window)

Tim has also published a related essay on Early Irish Poetry in The High Window (a quarterly review of poetry  which publishes work in English by new and established poets from The UK and around the world). To read this please follow the link below: