Poems of Resilience
You can now enjoy the poems created by young people as part of our Poems of Resilience project right here in the one place. The project, led by poet Dani Gill, was part of the Linenhall Arts Centre’s Cruinniú na nÓg activities for 2020.
Two groups of young people aged 11 to 18 years old joined poet Dani Gill on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 May 2020 in workshops entitled Poems of Resilience. The workshops were the Linenhall Arts Centre’s first offerings using the Zoom video conferencing app which enabled shared reading, discussion and reflection on poetry by Naomi Shihab Nye, Toon Tellegan, Jacob Sam La Rose, and Brendan Kennelly . The participants also considered the process of writing a poem on the theme of resilience, and following the workshop each of them composed a poem. The poems were shared across the Linenhall Arts Centre’s Facebook and Instagram pages on June 13th for Cruinniú na nÓg. Audience reactions included:
"Perfectly Beautiful, Thank You."
Powerful and Thought Provoking”
You can access all the poems right here. Simply click on the title to access the poem.
Resilience , by Sadhbh Reddington
The Box , by Lucy Martin
Monster in the Dark , by Fiona Connolly
Army of Me , by Hannah McCarthy
Resilience , by Daniel Barwell
Untitled , by Ava Culleton
The participants were also given the option to submit their poem as an audio file. You can listen to "The Light at the end of the Tunnel" by Cara Higgins, and "The Box" by Lucy Martin, below.