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Poetry Prescriptions

Poetry Prescriptions: This Moment by Eavan Boland

Date posted: 14 May 2020

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‘This Moment’ by Eavan Boland has been chosen by Lani O’Hanlon, author, poet and dance artist. Read More

Poetry Prescriptions

Poetry Prescriptions: Portiuncula by Patricia Hodgins and her son Tyler

Date posted: 6 May 2020

Image shown: Portiuncula University Hospital. Image credit: Saolta University Health Care Group.

This week’s poem ‘Portiuncula’ was written by Patricia Hodgins, Household Assistant at Portiuncula University Hospital, with her son Tyler, in response to Saolta Arts’ PUH Artist in Residence Programme 2019.
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Poetry Prescriptions: Artist poems from Tallaght University Hospital

Date posted: 30 April 2020

Image shown: The Way by Fergus Smith

Today is Poetry Day Ireland, where we celebrate not only the poems we love but the creation of poetry itself and the solace it can bring us. Read More

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Poetry Prescriptions: A Dying Race by Andrew Motion

Date posted: 17 April 2020

Image shown: Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig. Photo credit: Mary Grehan.

This week’s poem, ‘A Dying Race’ by Andrew Motion, has been chosen by Mary Grehan, Arts in Health Curator for Children’s Health Ireland. Read More

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Poetry Prescriptions: Hidden by Ben Murnane

Date posted: 9 April 2020

Image shown: Mahon Falls, Waterford. Image credit: Sandra Cronin.

Poetry Prescriptions is our new weekly series with a title nodding to William Sieghart’s acclaimed collection, The Poetry Pharmacy: Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul. We have invited contributors to choose a poem that speaks to them in this time of isolation and loss, or simply a poem that has a particular significance. Healthcare workers, artists, arts and health practitioners, health service users and others will be sharing their picks over the coming weeks. Read More

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