‘The Citizen’s Wife’ a Poetry Film by Molly Twomey, for Ulysses 2.2

We celebrate the remarkable centenary of Ulysses by James Joyce with a response by Molly Twomey, one of Ireland’s most vibrant contemporary voices.

The work searches for answers to the question ‘What is My Nation?’ from the perspective of a woman who has been doomed to the margins of Ireland’s historical archives.

 The Citizen’s Wife by Molly Twomey, poetry film by SoFFt Productions was commissioned by ANU, Landmark and MoLI in partnership with Poetry Ireland and premiered on-line on 16 June 2022.

To mark a century of James Joyce’s Ulysses, three of Ireland’s most innovative arts organisations and practitioners – ANU, Landmark Productions and MoLI – have joined together, assembling hundreds of Ireland’s most exciting artists, creatives, arts workers and arts organisations across multiple genres to present Ulysses 2.2, a year-long, odyssey of creative, artistic and experimental responses to the 18 episodes of Ulysses that chronicle an ordinary day in the life of Leopold Bloom. Ulysses 2.2 is curated, presented and produced by ANU, Landmark Productions and MoLI and funded by an Open Call award from The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

Director: Natasha Duffy
Cinematographer & Editor: Adrian O’Connell
Sound Recordist: Conor Jacob
Production Assistant: Eva Carolan
Composer & Sound Design: Martha Knight

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Molly Twomey grew up in Lismore, County Waterford, and graduated in 2019 with an MA in Creative Writing from University College Cork. She runs an online international poetry event, Just to Say, sponsored by Jacar Press. In 2021, she was chosen for Poetry Ireland’s Introductions Series and awarded an Arts Council Literature Bursary. Her debut collection, Raised Among Vultures, was published in May 2022 with The Gallery Press. She can be found at https://mollytwomey.com/

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