Interview with Liam Ó Muirthile with Southword 2 July 2013 – Posted in: Uncategorised, News

“In the case of poetry, the poet’s voice is an integral part of the work, rhythm, dialect, how the words ie in the line and with the lines, music, speech, – every aspect of the poem, the whole apparel, really. A line of poetry is an act of listening as well as an act of writing.” – Liam Ó Muirthile

Just some of the ideas which the poet discusses in an insightful interview about his bilingual collection An Fuíoll Feá/Wood Cuttings: New and Selected Poems. The interview is conducted by Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh in Southword (edition 24). The entire interview can be read here (interview transcription in Irish only).

 

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