Brinkerhoff Poetry films at St. Patrick's Festival 2021

We're delighted to be featuring 12 of our poem films at St. Patrick's Festival 2021. Produced with our partners Poetry Ireland and Druid Theatre, the films will air on Saturday, 3/13, Sunday, 3/14, and Tuesday, 3/16.

The films, performed by ATMOS Collective, Dagogo Hart, FeliSpeaks, Seán Hewitt, Kayssie K, Nithy Kasa, Theo Ndlovu (Touché), Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Evgeny Shtorn, and Sasha Terfous, celebrate the rich history of Irish poetry, including both fresh, innovative works by Ireland's new generation of poets and homages to beloved poems of the past.

Films of poets Dagogo Hart, Kayssie K, Nithy Kasa, and Sasha Terfous were produced with Poetry Ireland in Dublin. Films featuring ATMOS Collective, FeliSpeaks, Seán Hewitt, Theo Ndlovu, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, and Evgeny Shtorn were produced by Druid, as part of DruidGregory and the Coole Park Poetry Series, a set of films honoring Augusta, Lady Gregory and the contributions to Irish literary culture made by poets at her home in Coole Park.

All films are directed by Matthew Thompson.

Doireann Ní Ghríofa performs her poem "Brightening"

Saturday, March 13th:

10:25 am GMT: Nithy Kasa reads “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” by W. B. Yeats and Seán Hewitt reads his own poem “Barn Owls in Suffolk.” Learn more

Evgeny Shtorn reads his poem “From the Confinement” and Doireann Ní Ghríofa reads her poem “Brightening.” Learn more

12:50 pm GMT: Sasha Terfous reads her poem “Identity” and ATMOS Collective perform their poem “The Illegitimate.” Learn more

3:25 pm GMT: Kayssie K reads her poem “My Sister as a Body” and Theo Ndlovu reads “The Fisherman” by W. B. Yeats. Learn more

Sunday, March 14th:

10:45 am GMT: Dagogo Hart reads his poem “Paper Planes” and FeliSpeaks reads “When You Are Old” by W. B. Yeats. Learn more

Dagogo Hart reads "Saddle" by Corbin Louis and Nithy Kasa reads her own poem "Charcoal Iron." Learn more

Tuesday, March 16th:

1:50 pm GMT: Dagogo Hart reads "Saddle" by Corbin Louis and Nithy Kasa reads her own poem "Charcoal Iron." Learn more

Tune in to SPFTV digitally, or watch on Oireachtas TV. Films will be available online through Monday, March 21st.