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Peter Sirr: The Presence of Absence - Cuisle International Poetry Festival

Peter Sirr: The Presence of Absence - Cuisle International Poetry Festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it


“Tenancies”, from Sirr’s Selected Poems beautifully captures the fleeting nature of life and the loss that people experience once a loved one passes on. Pain is brief for the one who passes, yet for those who remain, the memory of the individual and subsequent pain stays forever. It is the dead who are tenants, gone from our daily lives but ever present, floating still.

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The Irish Literary Times provides up-to-date coverage of Irish literary news and events in a magazine format via articles available online.

 

The site is curated by Gerard Beirne an Irish poet and novelist now living in Canada. His new novel is Charlie Tallulah (Oberon Press). His most recent collection of poetry is Games of Chance:A Gambler`s Manual (Oberon Press). His novel The Eskimo in the Net (Marion Boyars Publishers) was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award and was selected by the Literary Editor of the Daily Express  as his Book of the Year “scandalously ignored by the Man Booker judges...”.

 

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Her Father’s Daughter by Nessa O'Mahony

Her Father’s Daughter by Nessa O'Mahony | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Nessa O’Mahony’s third poetry collection presents two very contrasting father-daughter relationships in a parallel sequence of poems, one relating to her relationship with her own father, the second exploring the life of her grandfather through her mother’s memories.
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Tuesday Poem: An Outlook

Peter Fallon grew up on a farm near Kells, Co. Meath. He has published many collections of poetry including translations of Virgil. His latest book is Strong My Love. He is the founding editor of The Gallery Press, one of Ireland’s most distinguished publishers of poetry.
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Essay - On "Restrained, Elegant Prose"

Essay - On "Restrained, Elegant Prose" | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
There’s an old tale often retold in self-help books with Christian roots a la Norman Vincent Peale: an orator recites Psalm 23, “The Lord is my shepherd”, to an audience who listens rapturously to ...
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Sive at the Abbey Theatre; "Breathtaking from the outset and the raw emotion ... - Irish Mirror

Sive at the Abbey Theatre; "Breathtaking from the outset and the raw emotion ... - Irish Mirror | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The haunting image of tragic Sive's soaking and lifeless body lying on the kitchen table says more about the toxic underbelly of 1950s Ireland than any amount of rhetoric ever could
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Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon performing at the Singapore Writers Festival 2014.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon performing at the Singapore Writers Festival 2014. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Beauty. Few words are both so simple and so complex at once. While most of us are able to recognise what we find beautiful be it an object, a person, an experience or thought very few of us are able to explain just what exactly beauty is.
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Bookworm: Wanted: An Irish laureate, must travel - Irish Independent

Bookworm: Wanted: An Irish laureate, must travel - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Among the 34 writers battling to become the first-ever Laureate for Irish Fiction, you won't find such obvious contenders as Colm Tóibín and Kevin Barry, but that's becaus
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Book review: Derek Mahon - At swim, one poet

There are two problems with the proposition. First, Seamus was fabulous at being famous; he is an impossible act to follow. Secondly, Mahon doesn't like the limelight. In fact when it searches him out, he runs a mile. No one in the public arena knows much about him.

No one, that is, except Stephen Enniss. In his own right, Enniss is a very considerable person. At the University of Texas, he is in charge of collections of rare books and manuscripts worth millions of dollars.

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Short-story writer Seamus turns his hand to theatre - Connacht Tribune Group

Short-story writer Seamus turns his hand to theatre - Connacht Tribune Group | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Galway City writer Seamus Scanlon, whose short-collection As Close as you’ll Ever Be was published in 2013, has more recently being enjoying success as a dramatist.

His new work, The McGowan Tril
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Review: Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains by Dave Lordan | Cunning Hired Knaves

Review: Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains by Dave Lordan | Cunning Hired Knaves | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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O, Louis review – Roddy Doyle on a savage biography of Louis van Gaal

O, Louis review – Roddy Doyle on a savage biography of Louis van Gaal | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Is this an exercise in revenge or self-examination? Journalist Hugo Borst tries to annihilate Man Utd’s would-be saviour. By Roddy Doyle
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Poem of the Week: "Closed Bells" by Medbh McGuckian

Poem of the Week: "Closed Bells" by Medbh McGuckian | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As we transition into winter, Medbh McGuckian's frosty poem Closed Bells reminds us of the fast-dropping temperatures. Her fleshed out, frostbitten images offer the characteristic "wordlessness" fo...
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SOME THOUGHTS ON LE FANU: AN INTERVIEW WITH MATTHEW HOLNES

Brian J. Showers: Do you recall the first Le Fanu story you read?

Matthew Holness: Perhaps typically, it was his much-anthologised masterpiece "Carmilla". I read it in a cheap hardback anthology which I still own to this day. The atmosphere it generated made a huge impression on me.

BJS: What were the circumstances under which you encountered it?


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Lia Mills: ‘Books are like children, leaving home. You want the world to treat them well’

Lia Mills: ‘Books are like children, leaving home. You want the world to treat them well’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A book isn’t written in one sitting, it comes one word at a time, and a few words a day will get you there in the end'
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The 100 best novels: No 61 Murphy by Samuel Beckett (1938)

The 100 best novels: No 61  Murphy by Samuel Beckett (1938) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Samuel Becketts first published novel is an absurdist masterpiece, a showcase for his uniquely comic voiceThe sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new.
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Survey reveals the most borrowed library books in Ireland - Irish Times

Survey reveals the most borrowed library books in Ireland - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
To mark Library Ireland Week ‘The Irish Times’ surveyed the country’s libraries
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Ellen Forrester: Irish Woman Poet

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Born Ellen Magennis in Clones in c 1828, she moved to Liverpool as a child and then lived in Manchester. She married a stone mason, Michael Forrester and they had five children, three of whom, Arth...
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Review: 'Lines of Vision: Irish Writers on Art,' edited by Janet McLean - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Review: 'Lines of Vision: Irish Writers on Art,' edited by Janet McLean - Minneapolis Star Tribune | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Perhaps because they occupy different spaces in the artistic ecosystem, painters and writers seem to have a special affinity, often complementing (and complimenting) each other rather than competing
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Delving deep into Derek Mahon's mind and heart -

Delving deep into Derek Mahon's mind and heart - | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Stephen Enniss maintains that too often critics have read Derek Mahon's poetry as if it were an impersonal commentary on Northern Ireland or a continuing dispute with modernity, and hav
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Persistence pays - Mary Costello

Persistence pays - Mary Costello | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It was an itch that would not go away and in the end Mary Costello could not help becoming a writer, a very good one at that. She spoke to Sue Leonard about her debut novel has come garlanded with high praise.
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Forsaken, by Gerard Lee: vivid rendering of a disturbed child's inner world - Irish Times

Forsaken, by Gerard Lee: vivid rendering of a disturbed child's inner world - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Review: Actor and poet writes with rhythm and understanding in his first novel
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Peter Fallon: Irish Poet, Former BC Scholar Explores Agrarian Life Through Works - The Heights

Peter Fallon: Irish Poet, Former BC Scholar Explores Agrarian Life Through Works - The Heights | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Poet, editor, and self-proclaimed "country boy" Peter Fallon read from his extenisve works of poetry as part of the Lowell Humanities Series.
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Colin Barrett shortlisted for the Guardian 1st Book Award

Colin Barrett shortlisted for the Guardian 1st Book Award | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Judge Mary Beard acclaims ‘accomplished, clever, assured – and, of course, enjoyable’ cross-genre selection contending for £10,000 award
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Buaiteoirí ‘Leabhar na Bliana 2014’ fógartha

Buaiteoirí ‘Leabhar na Bliana 2014’ fógartha | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Gradam Uí Shúilleabháin bronnta ar Anamlón Bliana ó dhialanna an Ríordánaigh (Cló Iar-Chonnacht), curtha in eagar ag Tadhg Ó Dúshláine agus Gradam Réics Carló buaite ag Daideo (Cois Life) le hÁine Ní Ghlinn
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