Contemplating the Muse
No 21 – Linda Ibbotson
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.”
― The Complete Works of W.H. Auden: Prose, Volume II: 1939-1948
It is the love of language as mentioned by W H Auden in the quote; whether it is exploration of the written word, the verbal, lyricism, voices captured on video/ film, challenges of poetry translation or language understood by the hard of hearing through sign that is incredibly absorbing and unifying.
Here, in Cork city there is evidence of the passionate love of language, along with inspiration, diversity and affinity sweetening the November air as eminent writers and friends gathered from across the globe to meet at the wonderful Ó Bhéal 7th Winter Warmer Poetry Festival, Kino, Cork.
I am delighted to present a selection of photos to document the inspirational events, and…
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