Yes But Are We Enemies: English and Irish Poets Having Words

9 Sep 2014

UCC researchers and students participate in poetry collaboration


Tue 23 September, 8pm: Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.  (TDC space on ground floor)

A groundbreaking exploration of contemporary writing in which 6 poets from Ireland and England tour brand new work produced collaboratively in cross-national partnerships. The tour visits five venues across Ireland and concludes with a show in London, with each event featuring a unique combination of pairs.


This is a project about the creation of collaborative work, but also about the integration of differing poetic communities. Therefore each event will additionally feature specially-commissioned collaborations between poets from the region.

Featured poets in Cork are:


Christodoulos Makris & Sam Riviere

Billy Ramsell & Patrick Coyle

Ailbhe Darcy & SJ Fowler




Sarah Hayden & Rachel Warriner

Doireann Ní Ghríofa & Cal Doyle

Paul Casey & Afric McGlinchey

Eleanor Hooker & Sarah Hesketh



Yes But Are We Enemies is co-curated by Christodoulos Makris and SJ Fowler, as an extension of the Enemies Project into Ireland.

The project acknowledges generous funding support from The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

English Department

Roinn an Bhéarla

O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Cork. Ireland