Stephen McInerney | The quarrel with ourselves, on Father’s Day

Sep 3, 2021 | Watch

What does your father mean to you? What is it like to be a father? How do we reconcile our differences with those “whose DNA we carry, along with an entire catalogue of their personality traits and quirks, good and bad”?

As Father’s Day stirs up reflections on our fathers and our relationship to them, our academic Director & Deputy CEO, Dr Stephen McInerney, himself a published poet, has recorded a short exploration of some of the great poetry on the subject, considering works by Sylvia Plath, Seamus Heaney, Philip Larkin, Robert Hayden and many more.