Patrick Kavanagh’s Monaghan in Poetry and Song

Listen to the words of Monaghan born poet and novelist Patrick Kavanagh in an Irish Fest Library cultural program. The program features Kavanagh’s poems read by storytellers from the IAHC’s Creative Writing class and music from tenor Mark Piekarz.

Kavanagh was born in 1904, near Inniskeen, County Monaghan. His long form poem The Great Hunger put him in the front rank of modern Irish poets. He achieved a reputation in Ireland and abroad not only for his stark anti-pastoral poetry but also for his criticism of his contemporaries and of the church. He died in Dublin in 1967.

Patrick Kavanagh’s Monaghan in Poetry and Song is on Saturday, July 7 from 3:30pm-4:30pm in the Library.