Book Week NI: ‘I am the poetry pharmacist’

Poetry pharmacy periods have been getting place in Belfast as element of Book 7 days NI.

They are the brainchild of philanthropist and writer William Sieghart.

“I’m like a pharmacist, you occur to me and convey to me your difficulties and I’ll check out obtain a poem that is going to get the job done for you,” he told BBC News NI.

He included: “There is a poem for anything, men and women inform me they’re lonely, they’re anxious, they just can’t slumber, they have spouse and children complications and I try out relate poems to these difficulties.”

Reserve 7 days NI is a joint initiative involving BBC Northern Ireland and Libraries NI and usually takes area in between 18 and 24 October. Go through more about the concept and gatherings for this yr right here.

Video journalist: Niall McCracken

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