Poems for Patience Launch

Poems for Patience Launch

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The House Hotel - Galway Hotel

Spanish Parade

H91 X309 Galway


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Poems for Patience launch in partnership with Cúirt International Festival of Literature. Introductions by Moya Cannon and Kevin Higgins

About this event

Poems for Patience is a long running series which over the past eighteen years has featured poems by leading Irish and international poets such as Seamus Heaney, Philip Schultz, Jane Hirschfield, Michael Longley, Naomi Shihab Nye, Vona Groarke, Tess Gallagher and many more. The poems, after exhibition on the Arts Corridor in University Hospital Galway, are then displayed in waiting areas throughout Galway University Hospitals and in 2022 will also be distributed to our public hospitals in Ballinasloe, Castlebar, Roscommon, Sligo and Letterkenny.

Saolta Arts is hopeful that the poetry disseminated throughout the hospitals will give people pause for reflection and space for hope in both those joyful celebratory moments as well as the all too often times of pain or worry. This year Poems for Patience will be selected and introduced by Moya Cannon.

In recent years Saolta Arts have also run a poetry competition. The winning poem from the 2022 competition will be included in the Poems for Patience Poetry Collection and the winner will be invited to read their poem at this launch. Introduced by competition judge; poet Kevin Higgins.

Poems for Patience will take place subject to Covid-19 government guidelines. Tickets are limited to control numbers. Please do not attend if you have a fever or any Covid-19 symptoms. FFTP2/3 masks to be worn and will be available at the entrance to the event.

Please confirm with Saolta Arts on the day before that the event is going ahead.