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A Gap in Definitions - Jonathan Lee interviews Nick Laird

A Gap in Definitions - Jonathan Lee interviews Nick Laird | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The award-winning Northern Irish writer on life in New York, poetry as “a way of being alone without feeling alone," and why “all writing is political.”
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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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The Tuesday Poem: November Day, For Joan MacKernan by Jo Slade

The Tuesday Poem: November Day, For Joan MacKernan by Jo Slade | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
1.3am Then, there is prayer. The act of praying, of being inside the treeand kneeling down inside the tree.
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Poem: The Door by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

Poem: The Door by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
            The Door When the door opened the lively conversation Beyond it paused very briefly and then pushed on; There were sounds of departure, a railway station, Everyone talking with such hurried animation The voices … Continue reading →...
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Radio Interview ~ The Books That Define Ireland

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Monday 14th April 2014 ~ The Books That Define Ireland  has generated a lot of light and no little heat since its publication and its authors Bryan Fanning and Tom Garvin joined host Sinéad Gleeson on RTE’s The Book Show to discuss the inevitably...
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Interview with Nuala Ní Chonchúir by Lia Mills

Interview with Nuala Ní Chonchúir by Lia Mills | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Nuala Ní Chonchúir has a new novel The Closet of Savage Mementoes. There's already a buzz about this novel and her next, Miss Emily, already signed with Penguin in the US.  Nuala took time out from...
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Questions for Cúirt after middling performance

Questions for Cúirt after middling performance | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Competition is fierce on the literary festival circuit and on the evidence of last weekend Cúirt needs to do more to set itself apart
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“Second Thoughts” in Seamus Heaney’s North: From “Antaeus” to “Hercules and Antaeus” to “Exposure” --- Patrick J. Keane

“Second Thoughts” in Seamus Heaney’s North:  From “Antaeus” to “Hercules and Antaeus” to “Exposure” --- Patrick J. Keane | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Today would have been Seamus Heaney's 75th birthday and to celebrate that celebrated absence we offer an essay by Patrick J. Keane who does what the best critics do: he goes straight to the heart o...
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Inspiration Information: “Frog Music” - New Yorker (blog)

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Inspiration Information: “Frog Music”
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The second in a series of posts in which we ask writers about the cultural influences on their work. 4.burlesque.jpg. I often draw on fact to spin my fiction.
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The Troubles on stage is ‘no regular drama’

The Troubles on stage is ‘no regular drama’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Director Mary Moynihan is struck by the reaction of different generations to ‘Uprising’
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The Geometry of Love Between the Elements by Fióna Bolger

The Geometry of Love Between the Elements by Fióna Bolger | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Caught in the Cross Hairs   I bury my face in the thickness of your hair the darkness, the softness, the smell raw brain sweat, your innermost thoughts desire become scent   beneath the softness the hard skull skin a barrier you need and I...
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The Irish state visit was a piece of public theatre, but also a catharsis by Joseph O'Connor

The Irish state visit was a piece of public theatre, but also a catharsis by Joseph O'Connor | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Joseph O'Connor: The people of Ireland and England have long acknowledged their common culture.
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Unpublished Irish Story - Echo's Bones by Samuel Beckett

Unpublished Irish Story - Echo's Bones by Samuel Beckett | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An early Beckett story, unearthed after 80 years, offers glimpses into the writer's feverish mind, says Tim Martin
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At First Sight by Helena Nolan

At First Sight by Helena Nolan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

im Wislawa Szymborska

(2 July 1923 – 1 February 2012)

You have seen someone like me, once

And I have met you too, perhaps

At the curve of an iron stairway

A junction with lights, some pause

On a railway platform, a meeting of eyes

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Issue 8 - FourXFour Poetry Journal

Featuring Erin Halliday, James Meredith, Lesley Martin and Tom French.
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'Poems for Patience' unveiled at Galway hospital - Irish Times

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'Poems for Patience' unveiled at Galway hospital
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Three years ago, O'Driscoll selected work for the “Poems for Patience” project, which GUH and Cúirt have run annually since 2004.
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The Sea – Movie Review

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The Sea – Review by Frances Winston Directed by: Stephen Brown Starring: Ciarán Hinds, Rufus Sewell, Natascha McElhone, Sinéad Cusack, Bonnie Wright, Charlotte Rampling, Ruth Bradley, Karl Johnson as Blunden, Missy Keating In cinemas April 18th...
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Poem of the Day: Hotel by Medbh McGuckian

Poem of the Day: Hotel by Medbh McGuckian | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
            Hotel I think the detectable difference between winter and summer is a damsel who requires saving, a heroine half- asleep and measurably able to hear but h...
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The Rest Just Follows by Glenn Patterson review – 'Friendship and fallout from the Troubles'

The Rest Just Follows by Glenn Patterson review – 'Friendship and fallout from the Troubles' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Set against the backgdrop of conflict in Belfast, Patterson explores the life paths and friendships of three friends, from teen torments and triumphs to middle age, writes Stuart Neville
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Belfast Poet Laureate Sinead Morrissey: 'The next laureate will need a lot of energy"

Belfast Poet Laureate Sinead Morrissey: 'The next laureate will need a lot of energy" | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Sinead Morrissey had such a severe migraine last week she had to be hospitalised, but only her husband's acupuncture needles could relieve the ache.
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Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin “He feels no gravity at all”: Poem of the Day, “The Call Has Been Answered”

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin “He feels no gravity at all”: Poem of the Day, “The Call Has Been Answered” | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“The Call Has Been Answered” by Ileana Mălăncioiu, translated from the Romanian by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin from The Legend of the Walled-Up Wife  The call has been answered, this sun Has risen over the green field.
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Frog Music by Emma Donoghue review Melodrama, motherhood and murder

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue review Melodrama, motherhood and murder | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The real-life shooting of cross-dressing gamine Jenny Bonnet is explored in this helter-skelter murder-mystery set in the rooming houses and bars of 1876 San FranciscoExotic dancers, pimps, whores and a cross-dressing, bicycle-riding gamine who...
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A dance of words - New Novel by Liam Ó Muirthile

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A dance of words
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About 25 years ago, a range of perceptive critics debated where the Irish language was going in terms of the novel.
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Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair to produce 'An Solas Dearg' - Donegal Democrat

Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair to produce 'An Solas Dearg' - Donegal Democrat | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair to produce 'An Solas Dearg'
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One of only a few Irish language theatre producers, Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair was founded in 1931.
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Henrietta O'Neill: Irish Woman Poet

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Henrietta O'Neill (1758-1793) was the daughter of Charles Boyle, Lord Dungarvon. As well as being a poet, she was a gifted amateur actor and artist. She died in Portugal where she went for health r...
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John Boyne hates celebrity children's books

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In John Boyne's fourth children's novel, Stay Where You Are and Then Leave, he explores the impact of the First World War on an average English family. As he did in his Irish Book Award-winning The Boy in the
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