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On behalf of Arts and Health Co-ordinators Ireland, Saolta Arts presents…

Menu of Poems 2023

selected by Theo Dorgan

Explore Menu of Poems 2023

Whoever thought of Poetry & Porridge….. well done! I enjoyed all of them, each in its own “frame” of, a smile, a tear, a longing and many more feelings. Slán go foill and I hope each poet continues to fill our days with wonder and smiles.

– Patient at Galway University Hospital

The experience was magical. My little girl forgot where she was…

– parent, University Hospital Galway, in response to the development phase of A Bird at My Window and Other Stories as part of The Deepest Shade of Green

I think it’s the best thing to ever happen in the hospital, to have an artist to give us something to do. Not to be worrying. When you are a kid you have all that imagination and as you get older you kind of lose it. Maybe you’re working or doing something else and you lose all the imagination. If you kept it up you could maybe have been a poet or a great painter. You’re doing something that you didn’t get the chance before. You didn’t get a chance before, now I got the chance and I’m going to grab it. I’m the happiest man on Earth now today.

– art workshop participant, Dialysis Art Programme, Merlin Park University Hospital

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