‘River Songs’ intends to deliver a suite of poems/prose pieces based on the significance of rivers in the lives of our midlands’ communities. Liminal spaces, moving between one flow and another, one moment to the next; they bless us with healing energies.
We fish them, picnic beside them, mould ourselves into their grassy banks. They irrigate, nourish, awaken our senses, replenish our holistic selves with lyrical riches.
‘River Songs’ allows for mythopoeia, the creation of their own unique mythologies. The Camcor is associated with croneen, (sea) trout who, ironically, have never been to sea. The life cycle of the croneen is part of County Offaly Heritage. ‘River Songs’ honours this association. ‘River Songs’, in association with Mark Ulysses, editor/publisher ‘Live Encounters’, intends to create a full colour publication to include art images and photography.
This process allows for engagement with children in St Brendan’s NS and also Mercy Primary NS which are the childhood schools of poet, Eileen Casey. ‘River Songs’ will ‘fish’ for lines from children (the best poets in the world) which will be incorporated into a long poem.
The attached image titled 'Liminal Space' is by Visual Artist Emma Barone.
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