Writers Read: Pádraig Ó Tuama


Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet, theologian and conflict mediator from Ireland. His work centres around themes of language, justice, story and religion. In this hour, Pádraig will explore stories of the past — of the garden of Eden, of Ireland, of gayness — and consider strange vantage points to narrate strange corners of those stories. In form and in free verse, using a musical English that is always informed by the Irish language, Pádraig’s work echoes a longstanding Irish tradition that has learnt much from midrash: ask the questions, explore the corners, raise your hand, object.