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.