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Staircase Poetry Project (2005 - 2006)


Poems on a staircase in The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim, Ireland. A new poem a month for 12 months (August 2005 to September 2006). Commissioned by Leitrim County Council under the Percent for Art Scheme. A book, Staircase Poems, was published in 2006. Click here to read much more about the project in a blog format.


poem one: The Cleaheen Road




poem two: Make Good All Existing




poem three: Dirty Weather




poem four: Zaden Bestseller/No Bestseller




poem five: Want/Plenty




poem six: Memorandum in Winter




poem seven: Things I Didn’t Know I Loved




poem eight: A Story From Effrinagh




poem nine: Portrait of Mister Justice Feargus Flood




poem ten: Caution Staircases




poem eleven: Report (McGahern)




poem twelve: How Blow-ins Become Locals