Paul Durcan

A national treasure in his native Ireland, poet Paul Durcan penned 50 poems inspired by works in the Toledo Museum of Art's collection during an intensive residency. Listen to his dynamic performances of a selection of these poems, recorded at two readings in the Museum in 2016. 

These poems are published in the book Wild, Wild Erie.

Interested in creating your own art-inspired poetry? Submit an original poem to the Museum's annual Ekphrastic Writing Poetry Contest here