Poet Paul Muldoon in conversation with artist Maria Simonds-Gooding at the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) for the book launch of An File in November 2022. Copyright for all images: Maria Simonds-Gooding Audio recording credit: Judith Coe Book published by: Lilliput Press – available for purchase here ABOUT THE BOOK Mícheál Ó Gaoithín (1904–74), poet and writer, was born 3 January 1904 on the Great Blasket island, one of the six surviving children of renowned storyteller Peig Sayers and her husband, Pádraig ‘Flint’ Ó Guithín, a small farmer and fisherman. Mícheál Ó Gaoithín became a fisherman after finishing primary school and worked on the family farm until around 1930 when he decided to follow his…