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August 2013 – Poem of the Month by David Wheatley | The Gallery Press

August 2013 – Poem of the Month by David Wheatley | The Gallery Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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A cormorant drying its wings

steps down refreshed from its cross.
The sliver of moon is an ill-fitting
lid on the jar of our night
and the darkened lighthouse
has long been in league with the rocks.
A laughably happy small dog

 

fetching a stick no one has thrown
redoubles my prints in the sand,
kicks through and erases them.
I will not sail. Cover all
my traces as effortlessly
and I will stay for the last train,
the last boat to sail, and beyond.

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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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Two of Ireland’s new generation of Irish language poets have been announced as joint winners of the annual Michael Hartnett Poetry Award 2015

Two of Ireland’s new generation of Irish language poets have been announced as joint winners of the annual Michael Hartnett Poetry Award 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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March 30 1880 – Birth of playwright Sean O’Casey in Dublin.

March 30 1880 – Birth of playwright Sean O’Casey in Dublin. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Birth of Irish playwright Seán O’Casey, born John Casey or John Cassidy. A 1965 film titled Young Cassidy, starring Rod Taylor is a Biographical drama based on the early years of his life depicting...
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New fiction: Skin, Paper, Stone by Máire T Robinson

New fiction: Skin, Paper, Stone by Máire T Robinson | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Review: Stevie is a fully fleshed-out repesentative of the inner turmoil of a modern Irish woman
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Hennessy New Irish Writing: Right or Good by Chris Connolly

Hennessy New Irish Writing: Right or Good by Chris Connolly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This month’s winning short story in the Hennessy New Irish Writing competition, by Chris Connolly, is about coping with loss and deception
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Third volume of Samuel Beckett letters unveiled at Irish launch

Third volume of Samuel Beckett letters unveiled at Irish launch | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 3, 1957-1965’ launched in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin and the French embassy
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The Market of Colour—Mexico City poem by Dylan Brennan.

Footage shot on a walk across Mexico City during the Virgen de Guadalupe pilgrimage on 12 & 13 December, 2015. http://thepennydreadful.org/index.php/blood-or...
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Daniel Mulhall: ‘W.B. Yeats and the Ireland of his time’, a talk delivered at the Oxford Literary Festival

It is a pleasure to be part of the Oxford Literary Festival, especially as I am neither a writer nor an academic. I am here because of a lifelong interest in the work of our great Irish poet and Nobel Prize recipient, William Butler Yeats, who was born in Dublin 150 years ago this year. In Ireland throughout the year, we will be paying tribute to Yeats's literary achievement and his contribution to Ireland during his lifetime and in the years since his death in January 1939.

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Martin McDonagh: The Punkish Child of the Irish Diaspora - Decadent Theatre Company

Martin McDonagh: The Punkish Child of the Irish Diaspora - Decadent Theatre Company | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
McDonagh's stories effortlessly weave together the dreamworld and the real. Famously, W.B. Yeats while walking in the streets of the great London Metropolis said
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Short Stories from Ireland's Post-Boom Doldrums

Short Stories from Ireland's Post-Boom Doldrums | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Award-winning Irish writer Colin Barrett talks about his debut collection of stories, Young Skins, set in small-town, post-boom Ireland.
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Audio: NYT The Book Reader: 'Young Skins' by Colin Barrett

Audio: NYT The Book Reader: 'Young Skins' by Colin Barrett | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Williams of The New York Times reports on newly released book titles and the world of publishing in The Book Reader.
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Five tips for would-be writers – No 1: if you want to shine, you have to polish - Irish Times

Five tips for would-be writers – No 1: if you want to shine, you have to polish - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The road to publication is often paved with rejection, says myfirstbookdeal.com blogger Caroline Madden, where she interviews authors such as Donal Ryan about their struggle to get into print
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Harvard, Seamus Heaney and me

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As Harvard names a suite after Seamus Heaney to mark their long association, a former student fondly recalls the poet’s open-door policy and the kinship of poetry they shared
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Belfast poet Michael Longley is made a Freeman of his home city - Belfast City Council

Belfast poet Michael Longley is made a Freeman of his home city - Belfast City Council | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Belfast poet Michael Longley is made a Freeman of his home city
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Marie Arndt's curator insight, March 28, 12:13 PM

Michael Longley and his wife Edna are two wonderful people who were part of my wonderful years in Belfast, as a PhD student in English. Three cheers for Michael! 

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Next generation of Irish Experimental Fiction writers in showcase reading at Irish Writers Centre

Next generation of Irish Experimental Fiction writers in showcase reading at Irish Writers Centre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
 Strange Times Strange Tellers Experimental Fiction Showcase Strange Times Strange Tellers Experimental Fiction Showcase FREE Thurs 2 April | 7pm We are delighted to present a showcase of experimen...
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Writer: John Boyne Adapter: Angus Jackson Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree     When is the right time to tell a child about the Holocaust?  How should one go about it?
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Book Launch: Those April Fevers by Mary O'Donnell

Book Launch: Those April Fevers by Mary O'Donnell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Thursday 9 April | 7pm Save the date for the launch of Mary O'Donnell's latest poetry collection, Those April Fevers (Arc Publications, 2015). More details to f
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