Unde Scribitur, which was launched at the festival opening in June 2018, is a unique publication celebrating The Song of Amergin. Five Ireland Professors of Poetry, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Harry Clifton, Michael Longley, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Paula Meehan have written their individual poetic responses to Amergin’s poem. These widely varying responses bear witness to the continuing power of the Amergin poem as part of Ireland’s foundation myth. The poems, together with the original medieval Irish text, translated into English and modern Irish by Paddy Bushe are illustrated with original wood engravings by Holger Lonze and Karen Hendy. It will undoubtedly become a collector’s item.
The book is available in both a letterpress limited edition by Ponc Press, and a digitally printed version.