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Irish Times Poetry Now: shortlist of five

Irish Times Poetry Now: shortlist of five | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Harry Clifton, James Harpur, Dennis O’Driscoll, Catherine Phil MacCarthy and Mark Roper are all up for €2,500 prize

 

The shortlist has been announced for The Irish Times Poetry Now award, which celebrates the best collection of poems published by an Irish poet in 2012. The five will each compete for a prize of €2,500. A winner will be announced on September 7th at the Mountains to Sea DLR book festival (see mountainstosea.ie). Previous winners include Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Dorothy Molloy, Harry Clifton and Sinéad Morrissey. The judges of the Poetry Now award are writer, editor and translator Peter Sirr, poet Mary O’Donnell, and bookseller Ruth Webster. 
Harry Clifton has been nominated for The Winter Sleep of Captain Lemass, which is published by Bloodaxe Books. The remaining shortlist is published by two houses. Anvil Press has published James Harpur’s Angels and Harvesters and Dennis O’Driscoll’s Dear Life. Dedalus Press brought out Catherine Phil MacCarthy’s The Invisible Threshold and Mark Roper’s A Gather of Shadow.

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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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Three Irish authors on £30,000 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award longlist

Three Irish authors on £30,000 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award  longlist | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colin Barrett, Joseph O’Neill and Mary O’Donoghue in running for world’s richest short story prize
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Flann’s Yer Only Man – Theatre@36, Dublin

Flann’s Yer Only Man – Theatre@36, Dublin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer and performer: Val O’Donnell Director: Terry O’Dea Reviewer: Laura Marriott Theatre@36 is in the basement of a beautiful Georgian property in Parnell Square. The stage is square and nestles amongst the comfortable seating.
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The Blue Bible by Jane Clark - Irish Times

The Blue Bible by Jane Clark  - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Blue Bible Irish Times Twice shortlisted for the Hennessy Literary Awards, she won the Listowel Writer's Week Poetry Collection Prize (2014), the Trocaire/Poetry Ireland Competition (2014), Poems for Patience (2013), iYeats (2010) and Listowel...
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‘When all the others were away at Mass’ by Seamus Heaney | RTÉ – Poem for Ireland shortlist

‘When all the others were away at Mass’ by Seamus Heaney  |  RTÉ – Poem for Ireland shortlist | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
3 When all the others were away at Mass I was all hers as we peeled potatoes. They broke the silence, let fall one by
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Eavan Boland:Quarantine | RTÉ – Poem for Ireland shortlist

Eavan Boland:Quarantine  |  RTÉ – Poem for Ireland shortlist | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In the worst hour of the worst season [indent] of the worst year of a whole people a man set out from the workhouse with
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Sean O'Riordain:Fill Arís | RTÉ – Poem for Ireland shortlist

Sean O'Riordain:Fill Arís  |  RTÉ – Poem for Ireland shortlist | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fág Gleann na nGealt thoir, Is a bhfuil d’aois seo ár dTiarna i d’fhuil, Dún d’intinn ar ar tharla Ó buaileadh Cath Chionn tSáile, Is
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Derek Mahon: A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford | RTÉ – Poem for Ireland shortlist

Derek Mahon: A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford  |  RTÉ – Poem for Ireland shortlist | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Let them not forget us, the weak souls among the asphodels.                            
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Billy Ramsell – The Christy Ring of Irish Poetry

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The Bogman’s Cannon is delighted to hear that Most Humble Corkman Billy Ramsell has been appointed Guest Editor of The Stinging Fly.
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‘Warning Shots’ and other poems by Geraldine Mitchell

‘Warning Shots’ and other poems by Geraldine Mitchell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Warning Shots
 
When you live on the edge
of an ocean, you cannot pretend
you did not see it coming.
 
The leaves are still, birds
chatter, the sea is a sheet
of steel.
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Meet Emerging Playwright Fiona Doyle

Meet Emerging Playwright Fiona Doyle | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fiona Doyle
There are a number of avenues to launching your career as a creative writer but as many writers will testify – a very successful route is to win a creative writing competition.
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Watch! What is your most-loved Irish poem? - RTE.ie

Watch! What is your most-loved Irish poem? - RTE.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish public are one step closer to finding out what the nation's most-loved poem is with five of the ten shortlisted poems being revealed on The John Murray Show this morning. Watch our interview with Anne Doyle and Damien Dempsey here.
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A man and his one-eyed dog face the world - Irish Independent

A man and his one-eyed dog face the world - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This much-anticipated debut novel by award-winning short story writer Sara Baume from Cork is the story of one man and his dog. But it is that and so much more.
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Watch:DA by Hugh Leonard at Irish Repertory Theatre

Set in Dublin in the 1960s, Da is Hugh Leonard's Tony-winning classic memory play. Charlie returns to his childhood home after his father's funeral only to f...
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From the archive, 5 March 1928: Mr Yeats's new poems

From the archive, 5 March 1928: Mr Yeats's new poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 5 March 1928:There has always been a greater concentration of personality in Mr Yeats's poetry than in any other of its time
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Ireland's heroine who had sex in her baby's tomb - BBC News

Ireland's heroine who had sex in her baby's tomb - BBC News | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Maud Gonne's grief over a child whose death at the age of two, inspired an unpublished poem by W B Yeats.
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W. B. Yeats Easter 1916 | RTÉ – Poem for Ireland shortlist

W. B. Yeats Easter 1916  |  RTÉ – Poem for Ireland shortlist | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I have met them at close of day Coming with vivid faces From counter or desk among grey Eighteenth-century houses. I have passed with a
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Paula Meehan:The Statue of the Virgin at Granard Speaks | RTÉ – Poem for Ireland shortlist

Paula Meehan:The Statue of the Virgin at Granard Speaks  |  RTÉ – Poem for Ireland shortlist | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It can be bitter here at times like this, November wind sweeping across the border. Its seeds of ice would cut you to the quick.
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Ailbhe Ni Ghearbhuigh:Filleadh ar an gCathair | RTÉ – Poem for Ireland shortlist

Ailbhe Ni Ghearbhuigh:Filleadh ar an gCathair  |  RTÉ – Poem for Ireland shortlist | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Anocht ag filleadh dom, blaisim allas na cathrach faram. Deas liom a taiseacht. Preabann an Aimsir Láithreach gan aire ó gach balla i mbrothall an
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Dublin by Louis MacNeice| RTÉ – Poem for Ireland shortlist

Dublin  by Louis MacNeice|  RTÉ – Poem for Ireland shortlist | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Grey brick upon brick, Declamatory bronze On sombre pedestals - O'Connell, Grattan, Moore - And the brewery tugs and the swans On the balustraded stream
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RTÉ – Poem for Ireland shortlist- Paul Durcan: Making Love Outside Áras an Uachtaráin |

RTÉ – Poem for Ireland shortlist- Paul Durcan: Making Love Outside Áras an Uachtaráin  | | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
When I was a boy, myself and my girl Used bicycle up to the Phoenix Park; Outside the gates we used lie in the grass
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2012 DruidMurphy Plays by Tom Murphy - Trailer of all Three Plays - YouTube

Druid in a co-production with Quinnipiac University Connecticut, NUI Galway, Lincoln Center Festival and Galway Arts Festival presents DRUIDMURPHY - PLAYS BY...
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Poem of the Week: “Nouns and Verbs” Vona Groarke

Poem of the Week: “Nouns and Verbs” Vona Groarke | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
One thing we love here at the Press is words—both in Irish and English. Vona Groarke’s “Nouns and Verbs” celebrates the love of choosing just the right word.
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Marlene Dumas: Colm Tóibín finds stark beauty in the South African-born painter’s dreamlike image

Marlene Dumas: Colm Tóibín finds stark beauty in the South African-born painter’s dreamlike image | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colm Tóibín finds stark beauty in the South African-born painter’s dreamlike images Continue reading...
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