Pádraic Fiacc is a member of Aosdána, a prestigious affiliation of Irish artists, which counts Seamus Heaney, Ciarán Carson and Medbh McGuckian in its ranks. Fiacc has attracted a great deal of media attention, and was interviewed by Melvyn Bragg on the South Bank Show.
The book, ‘Sea: Sixty Years of Poetry by Pádraic Fiacc’ is the culmination of a friendship between Fiacc and Belfast Artist Michael McKernon. The artist, working in collaboration with the poet, edited and illustrated the book. It includes pieces by other visual artists which relate directly to Fiacc and his poetry.
Michael McKernon spoke of his admiration for Fiacc:
“I found Fiacc to be an intriguing individual and a tremendous artist. His poetry really is a vivid
documentary of his extraordinary life lived between Belfast and New York. I believe he is a
legendary modern poet of the twentieth century, whose stature will continue to grow”.
Michael McKernon’s short film about Fiacc explores facets of Fiacc’s mercurial character through the eyes of people who know him. It portrays a deeply sensitive and humane individual, as well as a poet gifted with a dazzling intellect, creativity and powerful expressive style.
View all the images from the launch night,
The book was supported by the Arts Council Northern Ireland. It was published by Multimedia Heritage, a not-for-profit organisation which works with communities and individuals to record,preserve and present heritage using digital technology.
SEA 60 years of Poetry
The book is available online: from all good bookshops including the Bookshop at Queens, Waterstones,Bookfinders, No Alibis, Reads and Easons. It is priced at £16. It can be ordered directly from MHPress by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.