Welcome to Poetry Doc!
This website and blog celebrates the arts and creativity as vehicles for transformation.
Its author, Anne F. O’Reilly has over thirty years experience of teaching and facilitating workshops in theology, spirituality, creative writing and sacred poetry. A senior Lecturer in Religious Studies in St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, until 2008 when she took early retirement, Anne now works as a performance poet, celebrating the healing and transformative power of poetry.
Anne brings many years of training with voice, poetry by heart, sacred clowning, drama and meditation and has authored Sacred Play; Soul Journeys in contemporary Irish Theatre (Carysfort Press 2004), Singing from the Belly of the Whale (2009), a book of poetry, with original paintings by Caroline Hunter and the CD Breathsong which combines her poetry with music by Wayne P. Sheehy.
Anne offers experiential workshops and one-to-one mentoring in community and other settings, in poetry, meditation, mindfulness, self-inquiry and creative writing. Her work enables others to access a language of soul and possibility.