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.
Our Hands Like Rain
'The Lake Isle of Innisfree' by William Butler Yeats
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.