Paul Durcan is one of our most major poets. Praise in Which I Live and Move and Have My Being is his first major work for five years. Here, in over eighty poems, Durcan not only contemplates love lost and won, friends present and past, but also celebrates the birth of his grandson, praises the modest heroism of truckers, air traffic controllers and nurses – those “slim, sturdy, buxom nourishers” of mankind.
If for Sartre, “hell is other people”, for Durcan , “heaven is other people, especially women”. A consummate performer of his own poetry, Durcan’s readings are renowned and sought after. This evening will be a real treat for all lovers of poetry.