Poetry Day Waterford was a unique festival of poetry and spoken word with interludes of music. Unique, not just because of the depth and breadth of the programme – but because it was entirely online. Curator Anna Jordan (Modpoets) supported by Waterford City & County Council and assisted by Waterford in Your Pocket and Frontline Audio put together a wonderful mix of spiritual, earthy, urban and rural expositions that engaged, entertained and intrigued the viewers and participants. From Beara Peninsula to Berlin, from Dungarvan to Dublin poets gave generously their insights, fears, motivations, celebrations and in some cases personal tributes to those who have moved on.

Click on the links below for the four main segments of the day. Please note that these are for Facebook pages. In some cases there is a slight delay before the programmes start.

Sit back, relax and be prepared to be entertained for the next couple of hours.

Poetry Day Waterford introduction by Anna Jordan (from her house)


Poetry Day, Thursday April 30th, 12pm-12am Presented by Modwords with Waterford City and County Council.Poetry Day

A collection of poets, musicians and storytellers from every tip of our emerald isle and beyond including: Eddie Lenihan, Shauna Lee Lynch, Stephen James Smith, David Jackson,Elizabeth McGeown, Emmet Kirwan and many, many more!
Poetry day Waterford can be viewed from the Facebook pages of Poetry Day Waterford, Modwords, Waterford Arts and Waterford in Your Pocket.
Waterford City and County has a vast collective of writers and we will celebrate every single home video and live stream from the safety of our own homes. So whether you share a poem, read a poem, or programme your own online event, everyone is invited to join in and celebrate.

Poetry Day Waterford Facebook page
Waterford Arts Facebook page
Waterford in Your Pocket Facebook page.
Modwords Facebook page.
Modhearts Poetry Facebook page

Following is a list of some of the Writers who will feature on this live stream.

David Jackson (Headliner)
Alan Murphy
Paul Edmondson
Anne Tannam
David Robson
Catherine Foley
Catherine Drea
Cian Manning
Tracy Murphy
Joe Meagher
Paul Dillon
Nicola Daly
Ciara o Connor
Michael o Brien
Bea Salmon
Deborah Somers
Ger Rogers

Eddie Lenihan (Headliner)
David Jackson (Headliner)
The Lit
Philip Lynch (Headliner)
Elizabeth Mcgeown (Headliner)
Ann Walsh Donnelly
Ciara O’ Connor
Joanne McCarthy
Paul Dillon
Shaunna Lee Lynch (Headliner)
Demi Anter (Headliner)

Emmet Kirwan (Headliner)
Erin Fornoff (Headliner)
Jenni Ledwell
Joanne McCarthy
Shauna Lee Lynch
Elizabeth Mcgeown
Natasha Helen Crudden
Emmet ‘Fonzi’ O’Brien
Nicola Daly
Joe Meagher
Paul Dillon
Kasey Scribbles
Demi Anter)

Stephen James Smith
David Jackson
Elizabeth McGeown
Emmet O’Brien
Ciara O’Connor
Beau Williams
Catherine McVikars
Paul Dillon
Rebecca Cappuccino
Ava Lynch
Derek Flynn
Peadar O’Donoghue

For the National Pages please go to:


There are lots of events on this page ranging from

Irish Poetry Challenge.
Launch of Resonate a new Poetry music Video on You Tube.

Spoken Song Release.
Close Reading poetry Workshop Seamus Heaney on Instagram.

Poetry Performance Challenge
Some events are already online for you to enjoy.



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