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Clasp: Doireann Ní Ghríofa's First English-Language Collection Of Poems

Clasp: Doireann Ní Ghríofa's First English-Language Collection Of Poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Congratulations to Doireann Ní Ghríofa on the publication of her first English language collection of poems, Clasp (Dedalus Press). Doireann, of course, featured early on in Uimhir a Cúig (in colla...
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Meet the Poet |3| Doireann Ní Ghríofa - HeadStuff

Meet the Poet |3| Doireann Ní Ghríofa - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Alvy Carragher speaks to Doireann Ní Ghríofa about her new collection 'Clasp,' her influences, becoming a poet and being a twitter addict.
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Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Doireann Ní Ghríofa | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
 
BIRTHBURST
 

many months, to float in warmth
womb-wet swell
stirred with each murmur of her world

until
surges begin
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Uimhir a Cúig |Dánta le Doireann Ní Ghríofa - Poems by Doireann Ní Ghríofa & Videos in Collaboration with Peter Madden

Uimhir a Cúig |Dánta le Doireann Ní Ghríofa - Poems by Doireann Ní Ghríofa & Videos in Collaboration with Peter Madden | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a bilingual poet writing both in Irish and in English. Although the written poems appear on the page in a single language, the thought processes to create them are borne of a...
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Smithereens Press - SP8 Dordéan, do Chroí -- A Hummingbird, your Heart by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Smithereens Press - SP8 Dordéan, do Chroí -- A Hummingbird, your Heart by Doireann Ní Ghríofa | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Online Poetry Publisher - Smithereens Press, latest chapbook SP8: Dordéan, do Chroí � A Hummingbird, your Heart by Doireann Ní Ghríofa.
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Poems by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Poems by Doireann Ní Ghríofa | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Swallows The knitting needles drew melodies from silence as stitches seemed to follow one another like swallows alighting upon a wire, watching the tiny dress of softest yellow wool grow like a sun...
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Poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa on writing Clasp and what became of Airt Uí Laoghaire’s horse

Poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa on writing Clasp and what became of  Airt Uí Laoghaire’s horse | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
My poems spring from the peculiar chemistry that occurs between the daydreams of my daily life and the fuel of my reading life
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'Cleaving a Puzzle-Tree' and other poems by Doireann Ní Ghriofa

'Cleaving a Puzzle-Tree' and other poems by Doireann Ní Ghriofa | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Cleaving a Puzzle-Tree   1.   I didn’t see my grandmother’s tree in Chile, araucaria araucana, though they grow tall there and are many. I must have walked under them every day, tripped over their ...
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Valise of Memories - Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Valise of Memories - Doireann Ní Ghríofa | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In memory of Margaret Maher, housemaid and confidante of Emily Dickinson
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Doireann Ní Ghríofa selected for the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Award

Doireann Ní Ghríofa selected for the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Award | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

The Arts Council is pleased to announce that Paula Meehan has chosen her first selection for the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Award. Doireann Ní Ghríofa is the Bursary recipient for 2014-15. She is the first awardee of the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary to be chosen by Paula Meehan since her appointment as Ireland Professor of Poetry.  Previous winners of the award include accomplished poets Jessica Traynor, Billy Ramsell, Dave Lordan, Miriam Gamble, Leanne O' Sullivan, Leontia Flynn, Maureen Boyle, Nick Laird, Iggy McGovern and Alice Lyons. The award is a major national honour and gives the winner four weeks at the famous Tyrone Guthrie artist's retreat in County Monaghan to concentrate on the creation of new work.


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Waking by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Waking by Doireann Ní Ghríofa | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa, composer Stephen Moore and filmmaker Peter Madden have collaborated on a powerful filmpoem dedicated to Savita Halappanavar.
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Doireann Ní Ghríofa reviews collections by Rebecca O'Connor, Kimberly Campanello and Elaine Feeney | Stinging Fly

Doireann Ní Ghríofa reviews collections by Rebecca O'Connor, Kimberly Campanello and Elaine Feeney | Stinging Fly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

In Object Lessons (1996), Eavan Boland describes how isolating life was for a woman beginning to publish poetry in the 1960s:

Irish poetry was predominantly male… Now and again, in discussion, you heard a woman's name. But the lived vocation, the craft witnessed by a human life—that was missing. And I missed it. Not in the beginning perhaps. But later, when perceptions of womanhood began to redirect my own work, what I regretted was the absence of an expressed poetic life which would have dignified and revealed mine… Isolation itself can have a powerful effect in the life of a young writer.

How times have changed. In Ireland’s vibrant, contemporary poetry scene, both stage and page, there is no longer an absence of female voices—all four nominees for last year’s Strong-Shine award for best début collection were women.

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How to Speak Poetry: Doireann Ní Ghríofa

How to Speak Poetry:  Doireann Ní Ghríofa | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
You can listen to Doireann Ní Ghríofa's poem 'Skype' here. * What is poetry and what brought you to it? In addition to asking What is poetry and what brought you to it?, I would turn that question ...
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