The Fourth Cycle – Saving Jonah – is a study of hatred. Of course, it’s also about Irish Catholicism. Jonah has a mean Northern accent for obvious reasons, but why does God the Father have a slightly absent-minded Oxbridge tone. That’s something to do with a deceased English Jesuit whom I – and many others – hold in high regard. Many of us Irish Catholics no longer hate the Brits, but many of us have found another enemy.
Listen to me reading the full Fourth Cycle below. If you would prefer to listen to any one specific poem in the cycle, see the links further down. Click first for PDF (left column) and then for Audio (right column).