Wild Wild Erie, Paul Durcan’s most recent book, celebrates artworks in the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio. In his books Crazy About Women and Give Me Your Hand, Durcan wrote startlingly original poems in response to the National Gallery of Ireland and London’s National Gallery collections. In Wild Wild Erie, Durcan with characteristic playfulness, insight and an altogether unusual way of looking responds to works in Toledo‘s extraordinary collection including works by Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun, Victoria Dubourg, Edward Hopper, Matisse, Jack B. Yeats, Sean Scully and Diane Arbus.
On Sunday, 19 June, actors Ingrid Craigie and Mark O’Regan will perform Paul Durcan poems, beginning with much-loved classics such as ‘The Kilfenora Teaboy’, ‘The Cabinet Table’, ‘Making Love Outside Áras an Uachtaráin’ and ‘The Cabinet Table’. This will be followed by poems from Wild Wild Erie and the readings will be accompanied by images of the artworks projected on a large screen.
This performance will last 50 mins.
Copies of Wild Wild Erie will be on sale at the event.