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Uimhir a Cúig | An Apple in the Library & Memory House: Two Stories — David Hayden

Uimhir a Cúig | An Apple in the Library & Memory House: Two Stories — David Hayden | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The reader turns and finds the apple; the apple finds his hand. The apple is more than one simple green, perfectly imperfect as a minor sphere with spongy facets that can take the light and appear ...
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Uimhir a Cúig | Moorfield Street: Prose Fragments --- Martin Mooney

Uimhir a Cúig | Moorfield Street: Prose Fragments --- Martin Mooney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“Martin Mooney is a poetic force to be reckoned with,” I wrote, and later on in the same review, “In a world filling ever increasingly with bad poetry, Mooney is a godsend.” He sent me a note of ap...
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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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Uimhir a Cúig | On Being There and Not Being There; or Cotard’s Delusion, A Case Study: Text & Video --- Kevin Barry & Louise Manifold

Uimhir a Cúig | On Being There and Not Being There; or Cotard’s Delusion, A Case Study: Text & Video --- Kevin Barry & Louise Manifold | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Today Numéro Cinq begins a new special feature tagged Uimhir a Cúig, which means Number Five in Irish, wherein you will find some of the best in contemporary Irish literature and culture exhibited. 


To launch our new special feature, Uimhir a Cúig, we have a video by the amazing and uncanny Galway artist Louise Manifold with text and voiceover from the massively celebrated Kevin Barry, winner ...

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Uimhir a Cúig | The Chief Radiographer Considers: Poems --- Paula Cunningham

Uimhir a Cúig | The Chief Radiographer Considers: Poems --- Paula Cunningham | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I remember Paula Cunningham reading upstairs in Bewley’s Oriental Café on Grafton Street (with its façade inspired by Tutankhamen’s Tomb. A café made famous by Joyce in Dubliners and by other liter...
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Uimhir a Cúig | Tinnycross: Fiction — Nuala Ní Chonchúir

Uimhir a Cúig | Tinnycross: Fiction — Nuala Ní Chonchúir | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Nuala Ní Chonchúir, like Doireann Ni Griofa who was featured in last month’s Uimhir a Cúig, is bilingual although she writes predominantly in English.
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Uimhir a Cúig | From Out of the City: Novel Excerpt --- John Kelly

Uimhir a Cúig | From Out of the City: Novel Excerpt --- John Kelly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Kelly's language is rich, exuberant. At times like “that terrifying colony ensconced in the ruins of Liberty Hall,” it dive-bombs, screeches, wheels, and plummets; other times it flourishes in...
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