Poems inspired by the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. Commissioned by Paul Muldoon with poems by Frank Ormsby, Emma Must, Paul Muldoon, Medbh McGuckian, Nick Laird, Seamus Heaney, Stephen Connolly, Ciaran Carson and Jean Bleakney.
As part of the Seamus Heaney HomePlace Opening Year Programme, 12 Months 12 Books, artists in all art forms responded month by month to each of Seamus Heaney's twelve poetry collections starting with Death of a Naturalist in October 2016. To celebrate the completion of the cycle in September 2017, Seamus Heaney's close friend, Paul Muldoon, was invited to curate a weekend response to the final colleciton, Human Chain. Rear-View Mirror is part of that response.
"The idea of a human chain as 'a line of people formed for passing things quickly from one site to another', often as part of a rescue mission of the kind undertaken every day by tthe Ambulance Service, lies behind not only Seamus Heaney's Human Chain but each and every poem collected here." Paul Muldoon
Published by Poetry Ireland in partnership wtih Seamus Heaney HomePlace and DoranBrowne Arts Programming & Consultancy.
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