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Paula Meehan launches The Hidden World of Poetry By Adam Wyeth Dublin 2013

Ireland Professor of Poetry Paula Meehan launches Adam Wyeth's book The Hidden World of Poetry: Unravelling Celtic mythology in Contemporary Irish Poetry. Th...
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Rosmaire's curator insight, November 3, 2014 6:05 AM

Adam Wyeth 'Hidden World of Poetry' is a profound and exciting book on the imagination and poetry.

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Poem: Magdalenes, by Aidan Mathews

Poem: Magdalenes, by Aidan Mathews | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

On a weekend with my child in her Cambridge college
Don’t I go and call Magdalen Magdalene in a blunder
Same as the laundry back in Donnybrook village
Where the parrot knew the start of the Hail Mary
In the best church Latin as far as Dominus tecum ?
When I put the Dublin the in front of Magnificat
The punters smile at my gaffe like the Dalai Lama. 

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Interview with poet Stephen Murray

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In the second of our series of interviews with Burning Bush 2 contributors, we get the skinny from Irish poet Stephen Murray. How long have you been writing? 31 years, since I was 8. What was your ...
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Audio: Beowulf - Translated and Read by Seamus Heaney: Part 1 of 2

Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney's new translation of Beowulf comes to life in this gripping audio. Heaney's performance reminds us that Beowulf, written near the turn of another millennium, was intended to be heard not read.

Composed toward the end of the first millennium of our era, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. He then returns to his own country and lives to old age before dying in a vivid fight against a dragon. - HighBridge Audio
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Writing Allsorts: The Poetry Bus

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Today I’m thrilled to welcome the extremely talented poet, Peadar O’Donoghue from ‘The Poetry Bus Magazine’ (PB Mag) to Writing Allsorts.    If you write poetry or very short stories, and would like the opportunity to see your work in print, then carry on reading.   Alternatively, if you enjoy reading poetry, or you are simply fascinated to learn how a humble blog has transformed into a successful poetry magazine that showcases brilliant poets – then you’ll love Peadar’s inspiring interview!
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New Poetry Quarterly: The Pickled Body – founding editors Dimitra Xidous and Patrick Chapman.

New Poetry Quarterly: The Pickled Body – founding editors Dimitra Xidous and Patrick Chapman. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Pickled Body – Call for Submissions. Deadline September 30th.
A new online poetry quarterly.
Theme for issue one: “The Red Shoes”
Send up to three poems, up to 40 lines each, to...
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Gerard Beirne - Two Poems | Harvard Divinity Bulletin

Gerard Beirne - Two Poems | Harvard Divinity Bulletin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Vision of the Fear of Death

Set the hounds at the oxen, let the prey upon them.
Flush the pheasants from the tules, loose the hawks and falcons.
Cast the peacocks from the tower, quaking as they plummet.
Baste the carcass on the slab, made tender in the fear of death.

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Stoney Road Press | At Sixes And Sevens by Paul Muldoon - etchings by Rita Duffy

Stoney Road Press | At Sixes And Sevens by Paul Muldoon - etchings by Rita Duffy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Paul Muldoon, Rita Duffy, At Sixes And Sevens, Stoney Road Press, Derry, Londonderry, City Of Culture

 

AT SIXES AND SEVENS by Paul Muldoon with etchings by Rita Duffy is a new limited edition book published by Stoney Road Press. The text, by Paul Muldoon, is hand-printed letterpress and the book contains eight original etchings by the artist Rita Duffy. Hand-bound with a matching slipcase, this special edition will be limited to 150 copies and each numbered copy will be signed by the writer and artist. The text was commission by the Honourable Irish Society, as part of the 2013 Derry-Londonderry City of Culture celebrations.

The published price of AT SIXES AND SEVENS will be 1,250 euros.

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Martin Mooney reads 'Dwarves'

Martin Mooney reads 'Dwarves' from his collection Rasputin and his Children ( 2001 republished by Lagan Press, 2003). The Poets' House, 13 July, 2013.
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