Poets have a good bit to say about travel.

Should you happen to be traveling anywhere in the island of Ireland on 6 October, you’ll have a chance to notice this: that’s marked this year as National Poetry Day in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. There will be many poetry readings, some in English. some in Irish, in bookstores, libraries, pubs, schools, community centers and other places from morning through evening. From Cork to Galway to Donegal. to Belfast, Down to Dublin to Kerry to Cavan to Meath, Ireland will celebrate the voices of its poets.

Some of these events will include music, as well, and some of them may be broadcast on internet or terrestrial radio. For details on the events stop by Poetry Ireland’s Poetry Day web site.

Poets as travel writers? That’s a thought I’ve mentioned before here at Perceptive Travel. Songwriters, too. Follow the links to find out more.

image of Ireland courtesy of NASA

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Kerry Dexter is one of six writers who contribute to Perceptive Travel’s blog. You will often find her writing about places, events, and people connected with music, history, and the arts in Europe and North America. You may find more of Kerry's work at her site Music Road as well as in Wandering Educators, National Geographic Traveler, Ireland and the Americas, and other places online and in print.

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