Commissioned to mark the Centenary of James Joyce’s Ulysses, three leading poets respond to Episode 12 of Ulysses: Cyclops.
The resulting poems by Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe, Molly Twomey and Harry Clifton traverse themes of citizenship, identity, myth, and cultural and national belonging. They were commissioned in partnership with MoLI, the Museum of Literature Ireland, Poetry Ireland, ANU and Landmark Productions, and supported by the Arts Council. The films were made by Matthew Thompson and Natasha Duffy / SoFFt Productions.
Films are between two and four minutes long.
The Citizen's Wife
Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe
Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe is a poet, pacifist and fabulist. The recipient of a Next Generation Artist Award from the Arts Council of Ireland and the inaugural Ireland Chair of Poetry Student Award, she currently serves on the Advisory Boards of Culture Ireland and Diversifying Irish Poetry.
Molly Twomey has been published in Poetry Ireland Review, Banshee, the Irish Times, Crannóg, Mslexia, Cyphers, The Stinging Fly, and more. A multi-award winning poet, she was chosen for Poetry Ireland’s Introductions Series (2021).
Harry Clifton was born in Dublin, and has lived in Africa and Asia as well as more recently in Europe. He has published many poetry collections and travel memoirs, and has taught at Bremen and Bordeaux universities as well as at University College Dublin. He was Ireland Professor of Poetry from 2010 to 2013, and is currently Adjunct Professor of Creative Practice at Trinity College Dublin.