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Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival

Charcoal Iron

A Film Poem by Nithy Kasa

DateSunday March 28th
CostFree Event. No booking required.

Film Poems represent a meeting point between visual arts, spoken word and music. We are delighted to present Charcoal Iron by Nithy Kasa from our collection of film poems. Charcoal Iron is part love story, part reflection on past, present and future; there's a poignancy in Nithy Kasa's beautifully performed poem, a sense of isolation.

Our collection also includes Refurbishment by Luke Morgan and Connemara Illuminated by Christine Valters Paintner. Selfie by Victoria Kennefick is receiving its premiere screening at Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2021 and Wandersong by Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe is a newly commissioned work, made especially for our very first online festival. Each one is just a few minutes long. Take a quiet moment to yourself and have a look.

Nithy Kasa has been making a mark in the poetry world since she was in secondary school in Galway, reaching the finals of Poetry Ireland’s Poetry Aloud competition multiple times. In 2010, she won the Cúirt International Festival of Literature poetry contest for schools. Since moving to Dublin in 2011, her achievements have included opening the Ó Bhéal series Make a Connection, for the European Year of Cultural Heritage (2018), contributing to the anthology Writing Home: The New Irish Poets (Dedalus, 2019) and participating in the series Poetic Lives by Radio Near FM.  Nithy grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo before moving to Ireland.  Most recently, Nithy and her poem Charcoal Iron featured in the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation’s series of poetry-films, in association with Poetry Ireland.