Poetic Reflections: Words Upon the Window Pane: Part 3 - Writing and Love

Monday, Apr 19, 2021 at 7:00pm

New York, NY 10001

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Irish Repertory Theatre is proud to present Poetic Reflections: Words Upon the Window Pane, a series of films from the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation, featuring poets and actors reading poems from Ireland, the United States, and England. Poetic Reflections features collections of short films by Irish filmmaker Matthew Thompson in three themes: Home and Sense of Place, Identity, and Writing and Love. The films were produced in collaboration with Poetry Ireland (Dublin), Druid (Galway), 92nd Street Y (New York), and Poet in the City (London).

Beginning on March 22, the films will be on display in an interactive digital installation in Irish Repertory Theatre’s lobby windows on West 22nd Street, and available online in three digital premieres. Home and Sense of Place will premiere on Monday, March 22, Identity on Monday, April 5, and Writing from Love on Monday, April 19. 

In association with The Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation

Writing and Love celebrates the romantic, familial, and natural love of poets and artists as expressed in their writing. This collection of eight films features W.B. Yeats’ beloved “When You Are Old,” a rare translation by Lady Gregory of “The Heart of the Wood,” and contemporary works by FeliSpeaks, Nithy Kasa, Seán Hewitt, and Dagogo Hart.


Aaron Monaghan reading “When All the Others Were Away at Mass” by Seamus Heaney

FeliSpeaks reading “What Heaney Said”

Juliet Stevenson reading “Hope is the thing with feathers” by Emily Dickinson

Seán Hewitt reading “Barn Owls in Suffolk”

Dagogo Hart reading “Paper Planes”

Nithy Kasa reading “Charcoal Iron”

Dioreann Ní Ghríofa reading “The Heart of the Wood” by Lady Gregory

FeliSpeaks reading “When You Are Old” by W. B. Yeats

The installation is free will be available to visitors and passersby on West 22nd Street; digital premieres are free and available to the public on the Irish Rep YouTube channel and afterward on irishrep.org. Patrons who wish to receive a reminder email of event premieres may RSVP

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