THE POPULAR OPINION AMONG MOST COLLEGE STUDENTS is that poetry is dead. However, in the cozy basement of Champlain Dublin, we experienced how truly alive poetry is. Our small group of ten or so students huddled together with our short glasses of wine and welcomed guests of honor, award winning contemporary poet Stephen James Smith and renowned musician Enda Reilly. The pair performed pieces both solo and together, blending spoken word poetry with music. For many, it was the first time we had heard a poet recite something while someone sings in tandem and the performance was seamless; Smith’s steady and solid performance of spoken word combined with Reilly’s artful renditions of both classic and original songs was truly a magical experience.
Last semester Champlain Abroad Dublin held their inaugural Wine and Poetry night. The event last semester was spearheaded by the students and included students from NCI, the National College of Ireland. This semester, on the heels of the successful night from last semester, the staff here in Dublin set up another poetry event. Joining us […]Continue reading