Sinéad Cusack, Marianne Faithfull, Bob Geldof and Charlotte Rampling read William Butler Yeats
Josephine Hart was an Irish writer with an ardent love of poetry.
To the packed-out audiences who flocked in recent years to the Josephine Hart Poetry Hour at the British Library in London, she would explain that "poetry, this trinity of sound, sense and sensibility, gives voice to experience in a way that no other literary art form can". She also wrote that "Yeats learned early that art is what matters". His passion, expressed in his poetry, continues to illuminate our lives and inform our imaginations in the 21st century.
Josephine Hart died in 2011 and star readers Sinéad Cusack, Marianne Faithfull, Bob Geldof, Charlotte Rampling pay tribute to her this evening in Paris. This special occasion will be presented by poet and broadcaster Vincent Woods.
|Cultural melting pot: the audience at this week's Yeats reading, given by Charlotte Rampling and Bob Geldof (left), among others; and (below) Patrick O'Reilly's installation House. Main photographs: Alastair Miller|
Download the poems read during the Poetry Hour