Look out for these on your next stroll.
Poetry in the Park will see a series of new pop-up installations appearing in six Cork parks over the next few weeks.
The idea, which celebrates Poetry Ireland Day 2022, aims to reach an audience of three million people who visit the amenities each year.
The project began during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown to encourage those walking in their local areas to experience poetry by emerging and young poets as well as established award winners in public spaces.
The Regional Park Ballincollig, Tramore Valley Park, and Fitzgerald Park were the first to host the pieces. This year the Marina Park, Gerry O’Sullivan Park and Clogheenmilcon Sanctuary Walkway in Blarney will also join in the fun.
“These installations bring poetry to people in their everyday lives, creating a sense of community, awareness, and celebration of the vibrant literary life of the Cork City,” said Senior Executive Librarian, Patricia Looney.
“This collaboration with Cork City Council Parks and Recreation Operations has been a huge success.”
Stephen Scully, Parks and Recreation Operations at Cork City Council said the new series of works will feature established and award-winning poets, alongside emerging poets, young poets and intercultural voices celebrating the diversity of life and literature in the city.
“The variety of the work ensures there is a poem out there in one of the city parks that will appeal to everyone.” he added.