As we fast approach Ireland’s Poetry Day, throughout the week ICC Digital has been bringing viewers a feast of Irish poetry. Today, on the eve of Ireland’s National Poetry Day we bring you another poetry reading from the ICC creative writing tutor, Nathaniel McAuley.
Nathaniel Joseph McAuley is a poet and playwright from Belfast, currently living and working in London. He has a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from Queen’s University Belfast and he also studied at The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry.
He is a resident tutor at the ICC, teaching Irish Literature and Creative Writing. He also teaches English Literature and Scriptwriting at the London Screen Academy.
Nathaniel was the recipient of the 2014, Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s ACES Award.
In this poetry reading Nathaniel reads four of his own poems: ‘The Orchard Man’s Radio’, ‘The Dyer’s Notes on Lemon and Rose’, ‘The Dyer’s Notes on Chartreuse’ and ‘The Dyer’s Note on Cinnabar’. He also reads a poem by his mentor, the Northern Irish poet Ciaran Carson, called ‘On the Contrary’.