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Northern Ireland poets, BBC N. Ireland
 
11-16
The Study Ireland poetry TV series was presented in 2004 by Belfast novelist, Glenn Patterson.
It features a wide range of contemporary poetic voices that explore five themes to give students a clear idea of how and why poems are written.

Its website contains audio and video clips from the programmes and teacher's notes.
You can learn about the authors and read their poems online. 'So discover more about some some of the world-famous poets from Northern Ireland.'

Poets

Ciaran Carson

Elaine Gaston

Seamus Heaney

Michael Longley

Maedbh McGuckian

Eilish Martin

Paul Muldoon

Cathal O'Searcaigh

 


Themes & featured poems

Growing Up

looks at how some writers

experience life from early

childhood to adolescence

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Blackberry Picking
by Seamus Heaney
The Singer
by Maedbh McGuckian 

Relationships

examines the complex webs that bind people together and break them apart.

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Seasoned
by Elaine Gaston


Why Brownlee left
by Paul Muldoon

Nature & Landscape
draws on a long Irish written
tradition that deals with animals and the world they live in. 


Carrigskeewaun

by Michael Longley


The Perch
by Seamus Heaney

 

War

contains poetry written in

response to the painful

experiences of the people

of Northern Ireland during

the last thirty years.


Belfast Confetti
by Ciaran Carson


Graubelle Man
by Seamus Heaney

The Civil Servant
by Michael Longley

A sense of place

shows how some writers respond to places that are very familiar to themmmm

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Caiseal na gCorr

by Cathal O'Searcaigh


Paradise Fatigue

by Ailish Martin


Turn Again

by Ciaran Carson