Poem of the Week S01 E33 : The Kerry Foot, written and read by Annemarie Ni Chuireainn

Inspired by the 1984 Kerry babies case, Annemarie Ni Chuireainn weaves our mythological past into our historic present in an attempt to understand to horrific treatment meted out to unmarried mothers in Irish society. 
Annemarie Ní Churreáin is a poet and writer from Donegal, Ireland. Her debut collection Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017) was shortlisted for the Shine Strong Award for best first collection in Ireland and for the 2018 Julie Suk Award in the U.S.A. 


Poem of the Week invites you to listen to contributors recite some of their favorite poems and talk about what these poems mean to them. Presented by Morgan O’Reilly, this podcast series, originally broadcast on Near FM 2017/18, features some of Ireland’s most exciting new voices such as Jessica Traynor, Kate Dempsey, Kenneth Nolan and Alan Jude Moore alongside local people and community activists from the North Dublin area, this series offers a unique and diverse range of contributors.