Audio: Paula Meehan reads her poem “Well” live from the Cúirt International Festival of Literature

paula-meehanI’ve been looking in jealously from afar (if not afar, then from the other side of a small country) as Seamus Heaney, Sheila Heti, Laurent Binet, Michael Harding and many, many others have been pitching up in the City of the Tribes for the annual Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway this week.

Our own much-loved Paula Meehan and the brilliant recent Pulitzer Prize winner Sharon Olds read together at the Town Hall Theatre on Friday evening and they appeared live on RTE Radio 1’s Arena show with Sean Rocks before they went on stage.

Below Meehan, award-winning poet and playwright and member of Aosdána, gives some background to, and a beautiful reading of, the poem “Well”.

(If you’d like the written version, “Well” is reproduced on the website of Dedalus Press here.)

Source: Arena, RTE Radio 1

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