Poems for Holocaust Memorial Day 2016
27 January is the day for 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 marks Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 with the release of this online anthology of work by poets throughout the whole of Ireland, reflecting on issues that remain as poignant and as relevant today as ever.
Shirley Lennon, Northern Ireland Regional Support Worker
for Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, states in her foreword to the anthology:
"Publications of creative and powerful poetry like this collection ensure that the vastness that is the Holocaust remains visible. The selection of excellent poems demonstrates the extensive research, knowledge and creativity of the writers. The range, from those evoking the camps, to those written in response to more recent visits to Holocaust sites and Museums shows how lives today continue to be impacted by what happened. I am sure the collection will have an impact on individuals and therefore in our communities in encouraging us to combat hatred."
The poets appearing in the anthology are:
Trevor Conway, Karen J. McDonnell, Paul Jeffcutt, Shane Vaughan, Stephanie Conn, Colin Dardis, Brendan McCormack, Alice Kinsella, Michael Farry, Therese Kieran, Michael Conaghan, Ciarán O’Rourke, James Meredith, Geraldine O’Kane, Glen Wilson, Peter O’Neill, Moya Roddy, Emma McKervey, Raisea Dé Murchú and Yvonne Boyle.
Download the PDF version of the booklet for free below: