Billy Ramsell – ‘The Practicalities of Spring Time’

Poet Billy Ramsell describes the evolution of his poem ‘The Practicalities of Spring Time’ in an interview with Dr Adam Hanna of the School of English, University College Cork. Recorded in October 2018. They discuss, among other things, finding a title, writing in the voice of an alter ego, and why it is sometimes necessary […]

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Doireann Ní Ghríofa, ‘In Albumen, In Pixels, in Bricks’

Poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa describes the evolution of her poem ‘In Albumen, In Pixels, in Bricks’ in an interview with Dr Adam Hanna of the School of English, University College Cork. Recorded on 8 October 2018. They discuss, among other things, homelessness around Christmas, oocytes, ‘choreographing the reader’s breath’, the structure of eggs, poetic form, […]

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