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Isolde ÓBrolcháin Carmody

From Co. Leitrim, Ireland

Writer, performer, Story Archaeologist: studied Philosophy, English Literature, Early Irish and Community Drama

What inspires me?

Being under the sky and on the ground. The people I love and those who love me. Where I am and when I am. Those points of contact between a self and the world.

My best line

"To reboot the machinery of neat" (from A Tidy Life)

Top 5 poets

  1. Paula Meehan
  2. Eavan Boland
  3. Adrienne Rich
  4. William Blake
  5. Sylvia Plath

Top 5 poems

  1. The Silken Tent - Robert Frost
  2. Canal Bank Walk - Patrick Kavanagh
  3. Scél lem dúib - Unknown
  4. The Man Made of Rain - Brendan Kennelly
  5. Holy - Allan Ginsburg

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