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Hold Open the Door: Paula Meehan

Hold Open the Door

Hold Open the Door is a commemorative anthology from the Ireland Chair of Poetry and UCD Press, published in 2020. The anthology marked the 25th anniversary of Seamus Heaney’s Nobel Prize award, and the subsequent legacy created by the Irish Chair of Poetry.

This episode features the poet Paula Meehan in conversation with Kelly O’Brien, an essayist, critic and author of the essay 'Paula Meehan Remembering Dublin'. Recorded in MoLI’s Bishop’s Room, and featuring a new poem by Meehan, the conversation covers topics such as the value of creative workshops, cycles of poverty in north inner-city Dublin, and poetry as a means of protest.

Presented by Professor Margaret Kelleher, Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at the School of English, Drama and Film in UCD, the Hold Open the Door podcast is a series of conversations with contributors to the anthology.

Producers: Ian Dunphy & Benedict Schlepper-Connolly
Sound engineer: Ian Dunphy

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