Categories: Books

‘You’d be an idiot to hold onto all your resentments – they only affect you…’

For many, the creative response to lockdown seemed to be a kind of paralysis. Writers talked about not being able to write, blocked by fear or inertia. Not so poet Rita Ann Higgins, who provided what was almost a weekly barometer of the nation’s emotional health via her Pandemic poems, read out on Brendan O’Connor’s show on RTÉ radio.