In our Writers’ Corner you will find videos and podcasts of poets, fiction and non- fiction writers reading from their own work on the themes of medicine, the environment, personal and planetary degradation and regeneration. All the readings have been commissioned by HEAL.


Leanne O’Sullivan (Cork, Ireland) reads her poems “The Fox”, “Elegy for the Arctic”, “Ghost”, and “Tracheotomy”, from A Quarter of an Hour (Bloodaxe Books, 2018), and “The Cord”, from Waiting for My Clothes (Bloodaxe Books, 2004).

“The Fox”

“Elegy for the Arctic”



“The Cord”


Lorna Shaughnessy (Belfast, Northern Ireland and Galway, Ireland) reads her poems “The Flesh”, “Taxol”, and “True Aim”, from Bosom Pals, an anthology of poetry about breast cancer edited by Marie Cadden (Connemara: Doire Press, 2017).