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Monday, 10 June 2019

Poems for Patience at Galway University Hospitals

The poem 'Search Engine' from my 2015 book The Architecture of Chance was selected for exhibition as part of the 'Poems for Patience' project at Galway University Hospitals earlier this year.

Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust launched 'Poems for Patience' during the Cúirt International Festival of Literature in 2004, and it has since become an annual event. Twenty poems are published in poster format to be displayed across the waiting room network of the hospitals, and poets featured have included Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Galway Kinnell and Celia de Fréine among others.

A poet reading at each year's Cúirt Festival is invited to select the poems, and in 2019 Ailbhe Darcy made the selection. My poem is accompanied by others from an eclectic range of contemporary and historical, avant-garde and literary poets, including Miriam Gamble, Marianne Moore, Trevor Joyce, Jennifer L. Knox, Aifric Mac Aodha, Muriel Rukeyser, Zaffar Kunial, and Tara Bergin.

My thanks to Ailbhe Darcy and project co-ordinator Margaret Flannery for featuring my work.

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