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Softening boundaries and crossing borders - five poems and five sculptural drawings

Softening boundaries and crossing borders - five poems and five sculptural drawings | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The American poet Robert Creeley speaking of a collaboration with the artist Francesco Clemente commented that “any person reading what I have written and seeing what he’s made is moving between two emotional fields”.

 

That sense of moving between emotional fields or crossing boundaries, is something I hope has been achieved in the project that brought craft artist and jewellery designer Angela O’Kelly and I together for Out of the Marvellous, an exhibition that has just opened at the National Craft Gallery in Kilkenny.

 

It was hard to imagine what the result might be when we had our first exploratory conversation early in the year. We were each aware of the other’s work but had no idea how they might connect.

The invitation to participate in this union of poetry and craft came with a challenging though open brief that called for the exhibition work to be “an experience in which the audience member becomes enveloped and the senses are engaged”.

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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 based in Sligo. He has published six books of poetry and fiction. 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...”. His recent collection of stories was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award.

 

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Hopes for nothing lost in Flannslation as ‘Flannoraks’ gather in Salzburg

Hopes for nothing lost in Flannslation as ‘Flannoraks’ gather in Salzburg | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Biennial academic conference on Flann O’Brien in Austria shows his global appeal
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Poetry Daily's Featured Poet: Shamala Gallagher-Indian/Irish American poet and essayist based in Athens, Georgia.

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Garry Hynes: Human condition is based on people and place

Garry Hynes: Human condition is based on people and place | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
When we lose our communities we lose, at a fundamental level, the sense of who we are
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Doire Press announces new collections from four NI writers

Doire Press announces new collections from four NI writers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Doire Press have announced the forthcoming publication of new books from “four of Northern Irish’s best contemporary writers”. The Connemara based publisher, with support from the…
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Today marks 200 years since the death of Jane Austen. Here seven writers discuss her extraordinary impact

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Echoes - Maeve Binchy and Irish Writers

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Eventbrite - Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre presents Echoes - Maeve Binchy and Irish Writers - Saturday, 30 September 2017 at Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre, County Dublin. Find event and ticket information.
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Literary Festival 2017 Programme | Jan Carson, Mia Gallagher & Mike McCormack

The West Cork Literary Festival is a week-long celebration of writing and reading for people of all ages.
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The Bailieborough Poetry Prize 2017 is launched…

The Bailieborough Poetry Prize 2017 is launched…

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Taking a new narrative - Narrative 4 community garden mural

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Taking a new narrative - Narrative 4 community garden mural. Narrative 4 teamed up with Limerick artist Maurice Quillinan to create a mural in their urban..
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Novelist Colm Tóibín leaves IMMRAMA audience in stitches in Lismore - The Avondhu Newspaper

Novelist Colm Tóibín leaves IMMRAMA audience in stitches in Lismore - The Avondhu Newspaper | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The 15th annual IMMRAMA Festival of Travel Writing in Lismore burst into life last Thursday night with a captivating talk by renowned novelist Colm Tóibín in the Courthouse Theatre. Despite the rather somber theme of the 2017 edition of IMMRAMA – Emigration, Exile and Slavery – Tóibín kept the audience laughing from start to finish in his own
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Doireann Ní Ghríofa (poet) - Ireland - Poetry International

Doireann Ní Ghríofa was born in Galway in 1981. She grew up in County Clare, and moved to Cork at the age of seventeen. She published two books with Coiscéim …
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Interview with Eoghan Quinn – Writer of The Water Orchard – Project Arts Centre

Interview with Eoghan Quinn – Writer of The Water Orchard – Project Arts Centre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We had the chance to talk to Eoghan Quinn, writer and co-director of The Water Orchard, ahead of its opening this week. You can see the results below. Collapsing Horse and Project Arts Centre present The Water Orchard - 18 July 2017-29 July 2017 7.30pm Tickets €16-20 How do you start writing a new play? What…
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More Than the Sum: Check out the UK Edition of Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

More Than the Sum: Check out the UK Edition of Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
When Sarah Maria Griffin moved to America in 2012, she found herself dealing with feelings that must be familiar to many emigrants. “Floundering, facing unemployment and missing her hometown of Dub…
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‘To build a poem that will be beyond repair’Richard Murphy - review by Peter Sirr

‘To build a poem that will be beyond repair’Richard Murphy - review by Peter Sirr | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In Search of Poetry review: Richard Murphy’s greatest refuge is in the slow, painstaking crafting of poems
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‘Central Strip’ by Kate Dempsey

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‘Central Strip’ by Kate Dempsey There is a special place in heaven for the shaven heads of boys; the nap and pile as thick as mother’s velvet curtains, That movement, palm-pressed, leaves
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Culture Time with Paul O'Mahony - The Best Irish Poet. 16th July, 2017

Culture Time with Paul O'Mahony - The Best Irish Poet. 16th July, 2017 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A CultureTime programme for Wave Radio. Produced & introduced by Paul O'Mahony. Poems b
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Irish-Norwegian Writers’ Exchange 2017

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The Irish Writers Centre is delighted that its close relationship with the Norwegian Embassy in Ireland is continuing to flourish with this announcement of a new Irish-Norwegian Writers’ Exchange supported by the Norwegian Embassy and Hordaland Fylkeskommune (County Council).
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Theater Review: At the Shaw Festival — An Exquisite “Saint Joan” » The Arts Fuse

In this superb production, George Bernard Shaw's version of Wonder Woman is far from a comic book savior.
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Irish author wins Florida Keys Flash Fiction Contest and stay in Hemingway’s home

Irish author wins Florida Keys Flash Fiction Contest and stay in Hemingway’s home | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Wallpaper, published here, by Denyse Woods, ex-director of West Cork Literary Festival and whose first success came in The Irish Times, defeated more than 2,100 entries
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Podcast: Anne Casey Ahead Of 'Where the Lost Things Go' Book Launch - Clare FM

Podcast: Anne Casey Ahead Of 'Where the Lost Things Go' Book Launch - Clare FM | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Originally from Miltown Malbay, Anne Casey decided to take the plunge and immigrate 24 years ago. Now, she is returning to Ireland to launch her new poetry book, ‘Where the Lost Things Go’. Anne joined Gavin in studio to talk about her work ahead of the book launch in Ennistymon.
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Tom McFadden – Three Poems

Tom McFadden – Three Poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tom McFadden is an Irish-American poet who was born in 1945 in that country’s Northeast but now lives in the arts-friendly city of Austin, Texas with his wife, whom he met at college (Penn State), and where they have  raised three daughters.  In the best thing they ever did together, Tom and his father returned…
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Colm Tóibín - a classic menagerie

Colm Tóibín - a classic menagerie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
THE OPENING paragraph of Colm Tóibín’s new novel House Of Names is a surprise: “I have been acquainted with the smell of death...So much has slipped away, but the smell of death lingers. Maybe the smell has entered my body and been welcomed there like an old friend come to visit. The smell of fear and panic.
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