Boxing Day - Lime Tree Theatre

Boxing Day

A poetry reading and visual presentation at Belltable, presented by William Keohane


“Does it matter who listens? If they hear at all? I could speak the words to a skull in the woods. They could nest in the idle bone where a mind should be. They could sleep in a small thing that once was alive.

Boxing Day is a 52 poem sequence; there is one poem for each week of the year, and each offers a fragmentary glimpse into the experience of gender transition.

Boxing Day

Artwork: Tend to Bloom by Mothermarx

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Taken together, the 52 poems present a narrative account of a year of change, apprehension, and grief.

During Boxing Day, each poem will be accompanied by projected visuals and text so that the audience can read along.

Boxing Day has been presented at various locations in Ireland, including The Ulster Museum, Trinity College Dublin, and MoLi. This is its first showcase in Limerick.

William Keohane is a writer from Limerick. His essays have been published in British GQ, Banshee, The Tangerine, and his collection-in-progress was longlisted for Canongate’s 2021 Nan Shepherd Prize for Nature Writing. William is the 2022 writer-in-residence at Ormston House.

Artwork: Tend to Bloom by Mothermarx

Presented as part of the Lime Tree Theatre | Belltable Young Curators Programme.

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  • This is a free event but booking is essential.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • On street parking.

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