For the Hungry Ghosts


A collection of poems by Paula Meehan in response to the sixth episode of Ulysses as part of the centenary Ulysses 2.2 project.

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To mark the centenary of the publication of James Joyce’s masterwork, Ulysses, three of Ireland’s most innovative arts organisations and practitioners-ANU, Landmark Productions and MoLI- joined together, assembling hundreds of Ireland’s 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.

These poems engage with the sixth episode, known as the Hades episode, Leopold Bloom’s journey across Dublin to Paddy Dignam’s funeral in Prospect Cemetery, Glasnevin, which maps onto the ancient journey to the underworld in The Odyssey of Homer. After two years of the covid plague, these poems came in an intense spell of creativity-the invitation to respond acted as a catalyst for Paula Meehan’s exploration of her own underworld and her own beloved dead.

Limited run of 300 copies.

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Weight 0.4 kg