PARADISE POETRY DISPENSER
SATURDAY 4th FEB
The Paradise Poetry Dispenser is one machine of many situated on our streets which prints little lengths of paper. But instead of added VAT, lotto numbers and parking tickets, this machine spews out poetry to be read as you pass. A poetry machine talking about paradise and Paradise Place and these times.
The Paradise Poetry Dispenser is an original commission by Quarter Block Party for this year’s festival, bringing together artists from different disciplines responding to Paradise Place – the iconic, historic and curiously named corner of Castle Street and North Main Street. Commissioned and produced by Eszter Neméthi, the machine is designed by artist Anthony McGrath in collaboration with Peter Nash and programmer Will Knot. The original poems written for the dispenser are by poets Julie Goo, Roisin Kelly and singer-songwriter Elaine Howley, as well as other artists of the festival.