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Heaney: Poetry was 'entrancing'

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Writers Seamus Heaney and Simon Armitage have been speaking to the BBC about their love of poetry.
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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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Booker listed Joseph O’Neill returns to Cúirt

Booker listed Joseph O’Neill returns to Cúirt | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
IRISH AUTHOR Joseph O’Neill, who has previously been long listed for the Booker, will take part in a public interview for the Cúirt International Festival of Literature.
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Crubeens, creativity and commemorations at Cúirt literary festival

Crubeens, creativity and commemorations at Cúirt literary festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
New plaques celebrating Yeats, ‘The Kasbah’ and Ó Conaire to be unveiled in Galway city
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Meet the Poet |4| Sarah Clancy - HeadStuff

Meet the Poet |4| Sarah Clancy - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Sarah Clancy talks to Meabh Ann McCrossan about stage fright, making up love stories, performance versus stage poetry. Oh and she draws a horse.
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2015 Cuirt Gerry Hanberry Plaque - YouTube

Tom Kenny of Kennys Bookshop in Galway introduces Poet Gerry Hanberry to read his poem The "Kasbah" on Quay Street at the unveiling of a plaque of the poem o...
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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks 1936 – Katie Roche, by Teresa Deevy - Irish Times

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks 1936 – Katie Roche, by Teresa Deevy - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In the 1930s Teresa Deevy was a star Abbey writer. Then, suddenly, she was dropped. Were the questions she raised about the lives of Irish women too difficult to face?
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Theatre Review: Hedda Gabler, Abbey Theatre, Dublin - Irish Independent

Theatre Review: Hedda Gabler, Abbey Theatre, Dublin - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“I do still believe in beauty,” says Hedda Gabler, before urging Lovborg to “make it beautiful” when he threatens suicide. And this is exactly what Annabelle Comyn has done with Mark O’
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Kevin Higgins: Poem I was commissioned to write by Trinity College Dublin

Kevin Higgins: Poem I was commissioned to write by Trinity College Dublin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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The Second Death of Brian Moore

The Second Death of Brian Moore | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The guy was prolific -- he produced a novel every other year -- and he was totally devoted to his art. But as I search the internet for him, he's almost nowhere to be seen. It's like Brian Moore has suffered a second death....
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Junction City New & Selected Poems Eamonn Wall - RTE.ie

Junction City New & Selected Poems Eamonn Wall - RTE.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Eamonn Wall has resided in various cities of the United States since 1982 and his Irish accent bears traces of disparate influences. This new selection of verse (1990 to 2015) reveals a highly-gifted poet.
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This is the land where I belong-Paul Maddern

This is the land where I belong-Paul Maddern | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Country Diary: Ards Peninsula, County Down I can’t explain why, presented with only this simple scene, but I know that I will be happy here
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‘Nocturne for Voices One and Two’ by Christine Murray

‘Nocturne for Voices One and Two’ by Christine Murray | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Nocturne for Voices One and Two
 
Voice 1
 
Sea pummels shore, wind and reed knock trees.
Winter trees’ wooded music is not green sapped
 
‘under the Greenwood tree.’
 
But yet, yet but,
and alone,
the moon is all ?
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Book worm: Toibin insight into troubled life of Bishop - Irish Independent

Book worm: Toibin insight into troubled life of Bishop - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colm Toibin's ideal guests at his "dream" dinner party would be Samuel Beckett, along with Beckett's wife and mother, though from what I've read about the rather severe May Be
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‘I wasn’t ever going to write a novel along familiar lines’

‘I wasn’t ever going to write a novel along familiar lines’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
GALWAY WRITER Claire-Louise Bennett will launch her debut collection of short stories, Pond, this Saturday at the Hotel Meyrick, as part of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature.
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"I was just writing quietly myself in the suburbs"- Mary Costello

"I was just writing quietly myself in the suburbs"- Mary Costello | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Award-winning writer Mary Costello on overcoming self-doubt to complete her debut novel Academy Street. I started writing in my very early twenties… I had a couple of short stories published, but I...
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Madam de Markievicz on Trial – New Theatre – Review

Madam de Markievicz on Trial – New Theatre – Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Madam de Markievicz on Trial – by Ann Matthews – The New Theatre – Apr 20th – May 2nd @ 7.30pm
Madam de Markievicz was an unusual figure. She was born Constance Georgine Gore-Booth and lived in Lissadell House in the north of County Sligo.
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Ionradh na Muimhneach ar Chathair na dTreabh d’fhéile Cúirt

Ionradh na Muimhneach ar Chathair na dTreabh d’fhéile Cúirt | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Cuireadh tús inné le féile bhliantúil litríochta na Gaillimhe, Cúirt. Mar is iondúil, tá méid áirithe imeachtaí Gaeilge le bheith ar siúl agus ina measc siúd a chloisfear i mbun cainte, beidh Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Louis de Paor agus Alan Titley.
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Hedda Gabler review – Ibsen's drama is frozen in time

Hedda Gabler review – Ibsen's drama is frozen in time | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Abbey theatre, Dublin Annabelle Comyn’s staging of this drama of marital suffocation is so cool and controlled that it becomes almost inert In Mark O’Rowe’s new version of Ibsen’s 1890 drama, the dialogue sounds like an overheard telephone...
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Three poems by Victoria Kennefick

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Rib I have visited your grave many times expecting to find you tending your plot, maybe with a shovel or a strimmer, turning your handsomely-lined face towards the sun. In Kilmahon cemetery, wild g...
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Author Colm Toibin: 'I'd love the right to marry my partner here'

Author Colm Toibin: 'I'd love the right to marry my partner here' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Author Colm Toibin has said he would "love to have the right to get married" to his partner in Ireland.
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A.K.Andrew's curator insight, April 21, 11:39 AM

And indeed he should be able to. Maybe the laws there will change too.

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How a writer discovered his muse and found his voice after decades of false starts - Irish Times

How a writer discovered his muse and found his voice after decades of false starts - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘As an encouragement to other late-blooming writers, my first novel was published when I was 62 after 16 years of rejections’
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An extract from Academy Street by Mary Costello: 1962 – Tess arrives in New York - Irish Times

An extract from Academy Street by Mary Costello: 1962 – Tess arrives in New York - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Book club: ‘They looked at each other now.
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Enda Walsh brings Roald Dahl’s The Twits to life in ‘mischievous’ stage adaptation

Enda Walsh brings Roald Dahl’s The Twits to life in ‘mischievous’ stage adaptation | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Jason Watkins (Mr Twit) and Monica Dolan (Mrs Twit), picture by Manuel Harlan.
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Interview: Lagan Online speaks to the editorial panel of SHIFT

Interview: Lagan Online speaks to the editorial panel of SHIFT | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Lagan Online speaks to the editorial panel of SHIFT, ahead of their plans for a new fanzine for lovers of the written word, based in the North West of Ireland.
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