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Oblivion By Peter Sirr - Podcast:RTÉ Drama on One

Oblivion By Peter Sirr  - Podcast:RTÉ Drama on One | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Oblivion By Peter Sirr
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There's a view that we survive vicariously in the books we write and that therefore death is not ultimately lethal. This was a pagan argument and it's still going strong in post-modernity because its consolation is both timely and timeless. Poet and linguist Peter Sirr's 'document drama' for radio is a poignant study of work that's been lost forever in the whirlpool of the underworld - and of the glittering recent retrieval of an entire poem (almost) by the lesbian poet Sappho nearly two thousand five hundred years after its apparent disappearance from the classical canon.

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The Irish Literary Times

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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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Congratulations, Gerard. That's great.
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Poet Paul Durcan uses poetry to criticise but doesn't want offend

Poet Paul Durcan uses poetry to criticise but doesn't want offend | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Paul Durcan’s new poems are critical of the ills in our society, but he still doesn’t want to offend, writes Caroline O’Doherty
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CONGRATULATIONS BROTHER KEVIN!-Ciaran O'Driscoll

CONGRATULATIONS BROTHER KEVIN!-Ciaran O'Driscoll | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
BROTHER KEVIN’S DINNERS(on the occasion of his receiving the Freedom of Dublin City)
Half of those at Brother Kevin’s dinnersare on drugs, says the Lord. And sure why not?
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Q&A with Jimmy Murphy – Writing for Theatre Workshop Director

 
 
 
Playwright Jimmy Murphy
Playwright Jimmy Murphy is a former writer in residence at NUI Maynooth and a member of the Abbey Theatre’s Honorary Advisory Council.
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NUI Galway Poetry Street Performance - YouTube

Students of Irish and of Drama and Theatre Studies at NUI Galway bring poetry out of the lecture halls and onto the main shopping street in Galway city for t...
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Tread Softly: Yeats goes Underground to inspire London commuters - Irish Independent

Tread Softly: Yeats goes Underground to inspire London commuters - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Millions of Londoners and visitors to the UK capital can now read the poems of WB Yeats and other Irish poets on the Tube.
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Hear Roy Foster’s Yeats Lecture This March in London

Hear Roy Foster’s Yeats Lecture This March in London | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
WHERE better to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats than at a special event being hosted at London’s City Hall on March 10.  The Irish Cultural Centre, in association with the Irish Embassy is holding a public...
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Announcing EU Prize for Literature 2015 Shortlist

Announcing EU Prize for Literature 2015 Shortlist | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish Writers Centre is delighted to be the first to announce that the following titles have been shortlisted for the EU Prize for Literature 2015, a prize
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In praise of Lisa McInerney, by Julian Gough

In praise of Lisa McInerney, by Julian Gough | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Celebrating Irish women writers: ‘Her work had an incredibly refreshing, no-bullshit energy, her sentences were slangy, 5 per cent as Gaeilge, and swung like jazz, and her sense of humour was explosive, dangerous and original’
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Martine Madden Wins Limerick Literary Festival’s Best New Irish Writer

Martine Madden Wins Limerick Literary Festival’s Best New Irish Writer | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The O’Brien Press is pleased to announce that Martine Madden was announced as the Limerick Literary Festival’s Best New Irish Writer for her debut novel, Anyush.
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Haiku na seachtaine

Haiku na seachtaine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tá lúcháir ar Tuairisc.ie togra nua i gcomhar leis an scríbhneoir Gabriel Rosenstock a fhógairt. Foilseofar ‘Haikiu na Seachtaine’ gach Máirt.
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Poetrybeat |1| Feat: Ireland's Brave New Voices - HeadStuff

Poetrybeat |1| Feat: Ireland's Brave New Voices - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The first Poetrybeat featuring books, competitions, events and more from the Irish Poetry World for the month of March.
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Paul Durcan and Joseph O’Neill to read at Cúirt

Paul Durcan and Joseph O’Neill to read at Cúirt | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The poets Paul Durcan and John Montague, as well as the Booker nominated novelist Joseph O’Neill will read at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature which will  run from April 21 to 27 in venues across Galway city and county.
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Irish Writers in America: Edna O'Brien & Mannix Flynn

This episode of “Irish Writers in America,” a new 13 part series from CUNY TV (City University of New York television station), features interviews with lege...
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Festival Internacional de Poesía de Granada, Nicaragua - Dylan Brennan

Dylan Brennan reads "and what is my heart?" at the Festival Internacional de Poesía de Granada, Nicaragua, 2015. Salvadoran poet Susana Reyes reads her Spani...
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In praise of Kate O’Brien, by Frank McNally

In praise of Kate O’Brien, by Frank McNally | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Celebrating Irish women writers: ‘She’s on record somewhere as distrusting humour on principle. But her very seriousness now seems admirable’
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In praise of Deirdre Madden, by Jennifer Johnston - Irish Times

In praise of Deirdre Madden, by Jennifer Johnston - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Celebrating Irish women writers: ‘She has imagination, calm and a splendid anger’
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In praise of Claire Keegan, by Colin Barrett - Irish Times

In praise of Claire Keegan, by Colin Barrett - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Celebrating Irish women writers: ‘Very few novels have the formal perfection, narratorial poise and sublime ability to make the unsaid and unsayable glow, as Foster does’
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Fuse Book Review: Colm Tóibin On Elizabeth Bishop

Fuse Book Review: Colm Tóibin On Elizabeth Bishop | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In some essential and large way, novelist Colm Tóibin gets Elizabeth Bishop right.
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Irrevocable Things by Moyra Donaldson

Irrevocable Things by Moyra Donaldson | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I was fortunate enough to recently have a poem win the North West Words Poetry Competition. Here it is - for anyone who would like to read it.
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In praise of Lady Gregory, by Lisa Coen

In praise of Lady Gregory, by Lisa Coen | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Celebrating Irish women writers: ‘Gregory’s translations weren’t perfunctory; they were vibrant, gory fun’
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In praise of Edna O’Brien, by Mary Costello

In praise of Edna O’Brien, by Mary Costello | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Celebrating Irish women writers: ‘Edna wears no armour, and the thought of her bravery and the weight of feeling she’s carried around for eight decades, almost breaks me’
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The End – The Dolmen Theatre, Dublin

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Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Cathal Quinn Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Originally staged as part of Mouth on Fire’s Men Like Us production in Smock Alley, The End was such a popular success that it has been developed into its own stand-alone...
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Daniel Mulhall - WB Yeats and the Ireland of his Time - 23 Mar 2015 - Oxford Literary Festival

Daniel Mulhall - WB Yeats and the Ireland of his Time - 23 Mar 2015 - Oxford Literary Festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
WB Yeats and the Ireland of his Time - Daniel Mulhall
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In praise of Peig Sayers, by Sara Baume

In praise of Peig Sayers, by Sara Baume | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Celebrating Irish women writers: ‘Elegant prose it isn’t, but there are few authors with a more authentically Irish voice.
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Reading books as children shaped the adults these well-known Irish people became

Reading books as children shaped the adults these well-known Irish people became | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Jonathan de Burca Butler talks to well-known faces about why reading made them who they are.
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