- Eleanor Hooker
An honour to be amongst the ten Irish poets invited by editor Nessa O'Mahony to respond with three poems to Dante Alighieri's masterpiece The Divine Comedy for a global anthology, Divining Dante published by Shane Strange at Recent Work Press. Each poet has one poem in the paperpach edition of the anthology and all three poems featured in the online editon of the book. The Irish poets included in the anthology are: Siobhan Campbell; Eilean Ni Chuilleanain; Jane Clarke; Eleanor Hooker; Catherine Phil McCarthy; Thomas McCarthy; Maria McManus; Mary O’Donnell; William Wall; Joseph Woods. '2021 is the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, author of the long narrative poetic trilogy, The Divine Comedy. In a time of global pandemic, Dante’s exploration of the relationship between the physical and spiritual worlds and humankind’s responsibilities to each other seems particularly relevant, and to commemorate Dante’s anniversary we invited 70 poets from around the world to respond to Dante’s famous work [...]'