Poetry Ireland is delighted to share new Behind the Lines videos

9th February 2022

Poetry Ireland is delighted to share new Behind the Lines videos, which give students new insights into poems on the Leaving Cert English course. 

Writers read their poems, which are on the curriculum, and discuss their inspiration and imagery, contextualising the work in a personal way that enriches the experience of students. 

The first in the series features Caitríona Reilly, who reads her poem 'Interlude' and gives insight into it, including how it can be described as a rite of passage poem. 


The second video in the series features Moya Cannon, who reads her poem 'Shrines' and talks about the inspiration behind it. 


The third and final video in the 2022 series features Eileen Sheehan reading her poem ‘My father, long dead’.
She tells how the imagery in the poem evokes the landscape where she grew up in rural Kerry.