Poetry Jukebox current and upcoming curations

Forage (open call)

Forage is a new climate change curation on the theme of climate, environment and our relationship with our blue planet, with guest curator Emma Must.



BRAN is Irish Poetry Beyond Regionalism and Nationalism - “Our roots travel widely”.

A new collaboration with QUB & National University of Ireland, Maynooth


A radically-new paradigm for thinking about culture, identity, and politics on the island between 1920 and 1965. Like Bran, the voyager of Irish legend, this project hoists anchor and sails out from familiar territories, the dominant critical narratives of Irish poetry of the period in which regionalism and nationalism operate as exclusive poles within a fractured and traumatized cultural scene…


The Golden Shovel (open call)

The Golden Shovel is a new Poetry Jukebox installation with guest curators Nandi Jola and Raquel McKee for the poetry of  NI- based writers of African and Caribbean descent .

Opening soon, stay tuned for more information!



Reggie Chamberlain King

Photo: Johnny Porter

The Untitled Dog Project

The Untitled Dog Project is a special commission with Reggie Chamberlain King. Reggie will create 20 sonic portraits of dogs he has owned, loved, walked, imagined, heard of, rehomed, remembered, read about, and fabricated for artistic purposes. Using a combination of prose, poetry, original music, and field recordings, it will fuse the light absurdities of Ivor Cutler with the deep insights of Mary Oliver to produce a unique work for the poetry jukebox.



Poetry Jukebox is hosting twenty contemporary poets presenting new poems and projecting our future, 100 years from now. In the context of our turbulent present – the centenary of partition, the climate crisis, and our troubled modern world – Quotidian commissioned twenty of our finest and most innovative poets to project their vision one hundred years into the future.

The result is AMBIGUITIES. A new Jukebox installation at the Crescent Arts Centre!

Poets in this special Poetry Jukebox edition include Conor Cleary, Anna Loughran, Annemarie Ní Chuirreann, Cathal Póirtéir, Charles Lang, Mel McMahon, Cherry Smyth, Kerri Ní Dochartaigh, John Kelly, Nandi Jola, Linda McKenna, Susannah Dickey, Jess McKinney, Emily Cooper, Gerald Dawe, Allan Gillis, Scott McKendry, Sacha White, Paul Maddern and Siobhan Campbell.

Listen online to the poems:

Supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland from National Lottery Funds


5 Rue des Irlandais

A cornucopia of poems in Irish, French & English celebrating the ‘city of light’.

5 rue des Irlandais, is that most seductive of Parisian addresses – Centre Culturel Irlandais!   It is also the name of a new anthology of Irish poets celebrating the city of light.

Poetry Jukebox will host a fantastic tri-lingual on-street audio installation in French, Irish and English at An Chultúrlann.


Poets in this special edition of Poetry Jukebox include:  Dermot Bolger, Iggy McGovern, Gerard Smyth, Catherine Phil MacCarthy, Afric McGlinchey, Mary Noonan, Caitriona O’Reilly, Ailbhe Ní Ghearbuigh, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Paddy Bushe, Mary Dorcey, Hugh O’Donnell, Michael Coady, Gerry Murphy, Derry O’Sullivan, Aifric Mac Aodha, Theo Dorgan, Pat Boran, Edward Denniston, and Matthew Sweeney.

Listen online to the poems:

Supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland from National Lottery Funds