Poet’s Chair

The 3-poem sequence is dedicated to Carolyn Mulholland: born Lurgan, Co Armagh in 1944; studied at the Belfast College of Art from 1962 to 1966, where she won the Ulster Arts Club prize for Sculpture in 1965. Heaney talked about her to DOD  ‘We knew Carolyn when she was an art student in Belfast; in I967 or I968 she did a head of me, a straightforward classical bust that has stood the test of time and has been in the house ever since … then the commissions started to come in for public pieces. The poem’ “Poet’s Chair” , is a response to one of them, a bronze chair with sprouting leaves she made for a little courtyard at the foot of George’s Street in Dublin. Unfortunately, the leaves […]