more poetry walking
August 18, 2016
As long as we’re on the subject of poetry walks, here’s another. This one comes courtesy of Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall, who recently returned from Ireland and mused on his rambles, including a visit to the Letterfrack Poetry Trail in Galway. Officially launched in 2014, the trail connects the village of Letterfrack with nearby Connemara* National Park and the Connemara West Centre. Nine poets were commissoned to write poems for the trail and an additional poem — in a “secret” location — was contributed by Ireland’s president, Michael D. Higgins. The poetry plaques along the trail were made with locally sourced larch and slate.
You can learn more about the Letterfrack Poetry Trail on the Conamara* Environmental Education and Cultural Centre website and read about Tod Marshall’s Irish sojourn on the Washington Poet Laureate site.
*variable spellings reflect those in the source material