Literary Excursions (Long Island, New York)

Presents a reading by Gerard Smyth

14th  June 2021 -  4pm (local time ) / 9pm (Irish Time)

via ZOOM

Harolds Cross festival

Gerard Smyth also recently took part in the " Eight by Five – The Poetry Line" reading for the Harold's Cross festival featuring poets who live along the line from Dublin's Clanbrassil Street to Rathfarnham at the foot of the Dublin mountains. The reading also features its curator Amanda Bell, Catherine Ann Cullen, Giles Fabre, Maggie O'Dwyer, Michael O'Loughlin, Peter Sirr and  Enda Wyley. 

The reading can be viewed at:


Gerard Smyth’s poem ‘Isolation’ featured on the front page of the Irish Times early in Ireland’s first pandemic lockdown in 2020. A hopeful look at the unusual and difficult circumstances into which the entire world had been thrown, the poem was subsequently tweeted, republished and translated many times and was later given a  live Zoom/Facebook performance  in Berlin on June 2020 in an arrangement for choir meeting digitally by composer Philip Lawton.

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