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Interview with poet Stephen Murray

Interview with poet Stephen Murray | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In the second of our series of interviews with Burning Bush 2 contributors, we get the skinny from Irish poet Stephen Murray. How long have you been writing? 31 years, since I was 8. What was your ...
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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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Feb 11, 1926—Riots erupted in Dublin during Sean O'Casey's The Plough and the Stars

A riot erupted at the Abbey Theater during the fourth performance of Sean O’Casey’s play The Plough and the Stars on February 11, 1926. O’Casey, an Irish dramatist best known for his Dublin Trilogy which featured The Shadow of a Gunman (1923), Juno and the Paycock (1924) and The Plough and the Stars (1926). The Plough and the Stars was considered a racy, contentious show by many.  According to witnesses, the riot began after the appearance of a prostitute in Act II. After the riot, W.B. Yeats famously said, “You have disgraced yourself again; is this to be the recurring celebration of the arrival of Irish genius?” Irish-American filmmaker John Ford later directed an adaptation of The Plough and the Stars in 1936.

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Van Sun Book Club: Novel Martin John gets under your skin

Van Sun Book Club: Novel Martin John gets under your skin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Sun’s book club is discussing Vancouver author Anakana Schofield’s new novel, Martin
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A Review of A Kind of Compass: Stories on Distance - Green Mountains Review

A Review of A Kind of Compass: Stories on Distance - Green Mountains Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Juxtaposition performs a sleight of hand. Presented with a collection of stories I might find the arrangement conducive to comparing them or I might not, but the possibility of not seeing the stories in relation to one another at all has been precluded.
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Troubles book earns author Paul McVeigh festival debut - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Troubles book earns author Paul McVeigh festival debut - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A Northern Ireland author has been chosen as the star of a reading festival in England.
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Smithereens Press - SP14 The Lighthouses by Daragh Breen

Smithereens Press - SP14 The Lighthouses by Daragh Breen | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Online Poetry Publisher - Smithereens Press, chapbook SP14 The Lighthouses by Daragh Breen.
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Máire T Robinson: Sheela-na-gigs and writing what you don’t know

Máire T Robinson: Sheela-na-gigs and writing what you don’t know | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I see now why I chose to write about sheela-na-gigs: to explore obliquely themes of body image, pregnancy, motherhood and societal expectations of women
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Billy Ramsell: A Look Back (article) - Ireland - Poetry International

Billy Ramsell: A Look Back (article) - Ireland - Poetry International | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
For three years, poet and educational publisher Billy Ramsell has been expanding our Ireland pages, publishing biographies and poems from writers such as Eleanor Hooker, Máire …
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Citizens - San Diego Book Review

Citizens - San Diego Book Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
And that too is my beloved Ireland, the broader subject of Kevin Curran's novel Citizens. Ireland, my Ireland; Ireland, your Ireland; Ireland our Ireland, how do we define you?
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RTE Radio: From Stage to Street - looks at the riots that first greeted Sean O Casey's 'The Plough and the Stars'.

RTE Radio: From Stage to Street - looks at the riots that first greeted Sean O Casey's 'The Plough and the Stars'. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
programme looks at the riots that first greeted Sean O Casey's 'The Plough and the Stars'.
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Interview: Ruth McKee - Latest News - Lagan Press

Interview: Ruth McKee - Latest News - Lagan Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We speak to writer Ruth McKee, editor of online arts magazine Spontaneity, about the zine, the nature of inspiration and ideas, and how editing - and running - impacts on her own writing.
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Brendan Cleary on Poetry International - by Martin Mooney

Brendan Cleary on Poetry International - by Martin Mooney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Like many others, I first encountered the poetry of Brendan Cleary in the pages of the Echo Room, one of the most influential of the small press magazines that seemed to …
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Is a play about a group of Irish men lost in Kilburn still relevant?

Is a play about a group of Irish men lost  in Kilburn still relevant? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Jimmy Murphy’s ‘The Kings Of the Kilburn High Road’ is going on tour again after 14 years
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Deirdre Kinahan: ‘The Rising is not just a Dublin story’

Deirdre Kinahan: ‘The Rising is not just a Dublin story’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The playwright’s new production Wild Sky eschews the grand Dublin narrative for a rural perspective on 1916
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The Uninvited by Dorothy Macardle, Reviewed

The Uninvited by Dorothy Macardle, Reviewed | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An unnerving page-turner about lost voices, there could be no more timely reissue of this fantastic novel, writes Elske Rahill.
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Mrs Engels: ‘I picked it up for the genre and idea, but kept reading for the voice’

Mrs Engels: ‘I picked it up for the genre and idea, but kept reading for the voice’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I am much more alive to the promise and the peril of the first-person narrator than I ever was before I started trying to write a book in one. And this narrator got me. Wow, did she, writes Kathleen Flynn of the New York Times
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Brooklyn Author Colm Tóibín on Saoirse Ronan’s New York

Brooklyn Author Colm Tóibín on Saoirse Ronan’s New York | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“What Saoirse captures more than anything else is the drama of her own growth.”
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There are no rules: debut author Paraic O’Donnell’s advice to aspiring authors

There are no rules: debut author Paraic O’Donnell’s advice to aspiring authors | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
When you break writing a novel down, a lot of ‘rules’ are just common sense, and others are there to be broken – so respect the reader but take liberties, allow yourself excesses
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Home by Starlight: A Poetry Reading by Paula Meehan, Ireland Professor of Poetry for the Friends of the Library 18/02/16

Home by Starlight: A Poetry Reading by Paula Meehan, Ireland Professor of Poetry for the Friends of the Library 18/02/16 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Paula Meehan, Ireland Professor of Poetry
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Patron encourages schoolchildren to read for pleasure

Patron encourages schoolchildren to read for pleasure | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A teacher and author has been established as a reading patron to encourage children to read for pleasure at school.
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Irish Film: Lenny Abrahamson's Room takes over €1million at the Irish Box-Office –

Irish Film: Lenny Abrahamson's Room takes over €1million at the Irish Box-Office – | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Lenny Abrahamson's Room continues its success story as it passes the 1 million euro mark in Ireland today.
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