Today is the 80th anniversary of the passing of Irish poetry legend WB Yeats.
To mark the occasion, we're throwbacking to a playlist of fifteen poets from Northern Ireland reading their favourite Yeats poems, that we curated alongside Lagan Online, as part of the Yeats2015 project.
The full list is:
Maria McManus - Leda and the Swan
Kathleen McCracken - The Second Coming
Ross Thompson – Broken Dreams
Geraldine Dardis O'Kane - The Song of the Old Mother
Chris McLaughlin - September 1913
Stephanie Conn – When You Are Old
Colin Dardis - A Coat
Deirdre Cartmill - The Rose of Final Battle
Adrian Rice – The Pilgrim
Olive Broderick - To a Child Dancing Upon the Shore
David Braziel – He Wishes For The Clothes of Heaven
Jenny Cleland - The Lake Isle Of Innisfree
Ray Givans – An Acre of Grass
Joseph Allen – Her Praise
Gary Allen - Remorse For Intemperate Speech
27 January is Holocaust Memorial Day, a day to everyone to remember the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, and the millions of people killed by Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. 27 January marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.
Poetry NI and sister project Lagan Online have marked past Holocaust Memorial Days with the release of online chapbooks from writers within Ireland and beyond, reflecting on issues that remain as poignant and as relevant today as ever. All are downloadable for free, just link on the images below: