Washing Windows Too: Irish Women Write Poetry

(in partnership with Arlen House)

Friday 7 October, 1.00pm • Performance Area • FREE

Washing Windows Too is a wide-ranging and insightful anthology of 100 new poems by 100 women poets, north and south. Published in March 2022, it made history by reaching No 3 in the Nielsen bestseller charts. Certain themes emerge such as birth and motherhood; child-love and empty nests; migration and refugees; women’s power and agency; bodies, the male gaze, and violence; nature and its beauties; art, creation, and the act of writing itself; uneasy relationships; politics; health and illness; and grief and death. And, because we are living in the early twenty-twenties, the pandemic naturally features in some poems.

Join us at the Linen Hall for readings from Washing Windows Too and also from the first Washing Windows anthology, compiled in honour of pioneering poet Eavan Boland and Catherine Rose, Ireland’s first feminist publisher.