Michael Longley is one of greatest living poets. His latest collection, A Hundred Doors is a work of great power, precision and delicacy. The title-poem evokes the oldest Byzantine church in Greece: Our Lady of a Hundred Doors on the island of Paros. The remains of a Greek temple ‘ache’ beneath its floor. Wild orchids, which crop up in Greece and the Italian Garfagnana as well as Ireland, are among the collection’s multiple ‘doors’. This is a rare chance to hear and be dazzled by one of the greatest poets.