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


A Film Poem by Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe

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 Wandersong by Nidhi Zak/ Aria Eipe, which was commissioned as a film poem by Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2021. It references Yeat's The Song of Wandering Aengus, retaining the form and the last words in each line, and references the story of Caer Ibormeith, Celtic Goddess of dreams, who transformed from a swan into a human on each alternate Samhain.

Our collection also includes Connemara Illuminated by Christine Valters Paintner, Refurbishment by Luke Morgan and Charcoal Iron by Nithy Kasa. Selfie by Victoria Kennefick is receiving its premiere screening at Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2021. Each one is just a few minutes long. Take a quiet moment to yourself and have a look.

Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe is a poet, pacifist and fabulist. Auguries of a Minor God, her debut poetry collection, is forthcoming with Faber & Faber in July 2021. Born in India, she grew up across the Middle East, Europe and North America, before calling Ireland home. Founder of the P[l]ay It Forward Fellowships, she is poetry editor at Skein Press and Fallow Media, and contributing editor with The Stinging Fly. She is the recipient of a Next Generation Artist Award in Literature from the Arts Council of Ireland, and serves on the Advisory Board of Ledbury Poetry Critics Ireland. Her poems have been published in Banshee, Poetry Ireland Review, Rattle, The Irish Times, The Irish University Review, The Stinging Fly, and Winter Papers, among others; broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena and The Poetry Programme, Pantisocracy, RadioMoLI, and Poetry Ireland podcasts; hosted in the Irish Poetry Reading Archive; and featured in interactive installations such as Raining Poetry and Poetry Jukebox across Dublin, Belfast and Paris.