Poetry on Film: The Adrian Brinkerhoff Foundation

Various artists

Commissioned by the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation and produced by Poetry Ireland.

Matthew Thompson’s beautiful films bring life to new and beloved poems. Combining language, performance, music, and moving image, the films build an immersive experience that invites viewers to reconnect with an ancient art form in a wholly contemporary way.  Our chosen films feature Dagogo Hart, Nithy Kasa, Ciara Ní É, Dawn Watson, Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi, Padraig Regan, and Stephen Sexton.

Films are between two and five minutes long.

Dagogo Hart

Paper Planes

Nithy Kasa

Charcoal Iron

Ciara Ní É

He's Just Not That Into You

Dawn Watson

Peach Season

Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi

Our Hands Like Rain

Padraig Regan

A Pumpkin

Stephen Sexton



Expanding access to poetry

The Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation is a New York–based literary organization bringing great poetry from across places, eras, and traditions together. The Foundation’s aim is to expand access to poetry for audiences worldwide to enjoy by curating outstanding poems and creating films that bring poetry to vibrant life.

Opposite: A Poison Tree by William Blake. Read by Patrick Fusco

Living Canvas

Living Canvas is a cultural initiative by IPUT which establishes new ways of exhibiting artworks in large scale outdoor installations in Dublin’s city centre.

Living Canvas