Wake: Up to Poetry
"The act of poetry is a rebel act."
The Poetry Project
Harry Clifton’s poem “Picardy” was highlighted in the latest piece for The Poetry Project. Take a few moments to just breath and enjoy a mental health break with this combination of poetry and natural imagery: David Farrell and Harry Clifton, “Picardy” .
“Picardy” is from Clifton’s volume Secular Eden, winner of the 2008 Irish Times Poetry Now award. If you would like to read more by Clifton, take a look here.
Be sure to check out previous installments of The Poetry Project. Once a week they upload a new video as part of the Culture Programme for the European Union presidency; it’s a great way to discover new artists. (Previous installments featured poems by fellow Wake Forest poets Thomas Kinsella, Eilean Ni Chuilleanain, Vona Groarke, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, and many more.) Enjoy!