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Why reading and writing poems shouldn’t be considered a luxury in troubling times

By Emily Cullen, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Meskell Poet in Residence, University of Limerick
The American poet Adrienne Rich once asked: “To say that a poet is responsive, responsible – what can that mean?” This question about poets bearing witness and being the “conscience” of their society is something I’ve pondered over the years.

My own political awakening was something of a slow burner. As a fledgling poet from a middle-class background, growing up in Carrick-on-Shannon in the Irish county of Leitrim in the 1980s, I watched the news each night in shock as another bomb exploded not far…The Conversation

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