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Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Spoken Word Poetry Trail

Join us for the UNESCO poetry trail through the city, curated by Linda Devlin and Stephen James Smith, guided by John Cummins.

Follow the trail of poetry readings as we celebrate the breadth and diversity of our contemporary poets and spoken word artists; Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi, Sasha Terfous, The Poet Geoff, Roxanna Nic Liam, John Cummins and Nicole Eve Rourke.

Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi

Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi is a writer, performer, arts facilitator, and literary editor. Her work is published in Poetry International 25, Poetry Ireland Review 129, RTÉ Poetry Programme, IMMA Magazine, Architecture Ireland, The Irish Times, Writing Home: The ‘New Irish’ Poets anthology (Dedalus Press 2019, co-edited by Pat Boran & Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi) and The Art of the Glimpse: 100 Irish Short Stories (Head of Zeus 2020, edited by Sinead Gleeson).

The Poet Geoff

The Poet Geoff was the Writer in Residence for Dublin City Council for the Dublin North West area in the summer of 2018 and again in 2019, working on the show When I Grow Up. Last year he had the honour of writing the 100 year commemorative poem celebrating the first Dáil in Ireland, titled ‘January 1919’.

Geoff was recently commissioned as part of the First Fortnight Festival to write his most recent piece ‘Gloke’ after working with The Traveling Community for 4 months. Geoff has also been commissioned by the Dublin’s Culture Connects project to write for the Local Heroes initiative. Geoff’s poem A Letter To Leo was chosen as the flagship piece for the My Name Is campaign fighting against child homelessness in Ireland.

Geoff has written and performed a poem for the documentary Baristas, which has gone to number 1 in 8 countries, top 10 in the US and top 5 in Canada and the UK, in the documentary charts. Geoff been featured on RTÉ, TV3, Today Fm, 98 FM, FM104 and Newstalk and in The Sunday Business Post, The Times, The Irish Times and The New York Times.

Roxanna Nic Liam

Roxanna is a poet, writer and actor from Dublin. She has performed her poetry at different festivals around the country including Body and Soul, All Together Now and Electric Picnic. Her poem ‘The Bubble’ was recently made into a short film directed by Dave Tynan which she also starred in. She has performed with many Irish theatre companies including The Abbey Theatre, Druid, Brokentalkers, THEATREclub and AXIS Ballymun. She has also worked in the UK with many companies, including the National Theatre in London. She is a trained drama facilitator.

Sasha Terfous

A mesmerising spoken word artist from Waterford, Sasha Terfous grew up as an outsider in the purest sense of the word – her sexuality, ethnicity and even her personality marking an easy target. Taking her differences and growing into them, she has emerged as a proud gay woman of colour and found that her perceived weaknesses have become part of her strength.

Notes

  • Starting point: Museum of Irish Literature (MoLI)
  • Meet at reception
  • Suitable for adults/teens; u12’s with parental guidance