Fióna Bolger published her first poetry collection The Geometry of Love Between the Elements in August 2013. I was at the launch in the Workman’s Club, and have unearthed this recording of her reading poetry from the collection. This is half field-recording and half-poetry reading, and I haven’t edited it.
Below, you can also listen to an interview that Oran Ryan of Seven Towers did with Fióna himself, and which he kindly uploaded to SoundCloud. In this interview, she speaks about the inspiration for the title of her poetry collection, the elements of love, her reason for writing, the inspiration of Kilkenny, languages, her life in India, her new project – Cure Poems – and her (incredibly cute!) daughter.