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Rita Ann Higgins on The Saturday Night Show 4/1/2014 - YouTube

Galway poet Rita Ann Higgins on RTE's The Saturday Night Show with Brendan O'Connor.
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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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Haiku na Seachtaine

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‘Haiku na Seachtaine’ – Leagan Gaeilge le Gabriel Rosenstock de dhán eile leis an údar Albanach John McDonald


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The Windows of Graceland by Martina Evans - Wales Arts Review

The Windows of Graceland by Martina Evans - Wales Arts Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
There is a palpable layering to the poems in Martina Evans’ The Windows of Graceland; people, animals, places and objects crop up throughout, creating a world that is unique to …
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Moya Cannon – Two poems

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Moya Cannon is an Irish author.Cannon was born in 1956 in Dunfanaghy, County Donegal. She studied History and Politics at University College Dublin, and at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. She has taught in the Gaelscoil in Inchicore, in a school for adolescent travellers in Galway, and at the National University of Ireland in Galway. She served as editor of Poetry Ireland in 1995. Her work has appeared…
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FéinPhic le Línte-FilmPoem by Doireann Ní Ghríofa. (Buíochas le Linda Buckley agus Peter Madden)

Físdán / FilmPoem by Doireann Ní Ghríofa. Buíochas le Linda Buckley agus Peter Madden.
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Eavan Boland: Inside History review: honoured but misunderstood?

Eavan Boland: Inside History review: honoured but misunderstood? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Enda Longley on how critics might have better unpicked the Irish poet’s work in this collection of essays
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The spoken word, a writer's life, and music

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LIMERICK Writers’ Centre presents another performance night at Belltable, featuring writers Donal Ryan, Julian Gough and Michael Durack. Their prose and poetry will be accompanied by Austin Durack on guitar. Book a seat for Thursday January 26 at 8pm. Being from Tipperary is the connective tissue between these artists, each of them with strong links …
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Ideas of war, riot and murder-Jaki McCarrick

Ideas of war, riot and murder-Jaki McCarrick | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It was a single scene in the play Saved by Edward Bond that brought its author “fame, blame, infamy, censorship” (in David Tuaillon’s words): a scene in which a baby is stoned to death. For that reason alone, Saved was banned by the Lord Chamberlain’s office. When the Royal Court in London staged it privately in 1965, they were prosecuted (on a technicality) and found guilty (but let off with a conditional discharge). The next time the Royal Court (again, privately) staged a Bond play – Early Morning, in 1968, in which Queen Victoria kills Prince Albert and rapes Florence Nightingale – Bond became the last playwright to have a work given an outright ban under legislation that was to be repealed later that year.
Regularly hailed as Britain’s greatest living playwright, Bond has written fifty-two plays since Saved: the majority have been premiered in France. Saved is a…
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12NOW Poets at Purely Poetry, 130117

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12NOW Poets Matthew Rice, Tory Campbell and Peter Adair recently read at the Purely Poetry event at Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, on 13th January, 2017. Listen back to each of their readings below…
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A Very Leenane Glossary

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There’s some terminology in  The Beauty Queen of Leenane  that might sound a bit, well, foreign to your U.S. American ears. But fea
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Irish Voices Strong At The Costa Awards

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The complete online writing magazine
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Poem of the Week: "Snow" by Caitríona O'Reilly %%

Poem of the Week: "Snow" by Caitríona O'Reilly %% | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Photo courtesy of Christina Berry The Winter Solstice is upon us as of this week. As temperatures drop, snow will fall and blanket the ground with its hushed whiteness. Every snap of a twig, crunch of ice, and rush in the trees is amplified in the silence of snow. In today’s poem, Caitríona O’Reilly’s capture
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Poem of the Week: "Water" by Dennis O'Driscoll %%

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Photo courtesy of Melissa Libutti As we approach the publication date for The Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry, Volume IV, we’re taking a look back at some of the poets published in previous volumes from this series, which aims to introduce lesser-known Irish poets to an American audience. This week’s poet is Dennis O’Driscoll, whos
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Independent spirit – An Irishwoman’s Diary on publisher and author John Calder

Independent spirit – An Irishwoman’s Diary on publisher and author John Calder | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Poem of the week: Slow Food by Thomas McCarthy

Poem of the week: Slow Food by Thomas McCarthy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An Irish poet looks back, past the snobbish abundance of his country’s recently upended boom years, to the appalling suffering of the Great Famine
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Meet the new faces of fiction for 2017-with some Irish Writers

Meet the new faces of fiction for 2017-with some Irish Writers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A fortysomething who is still ‘pinching herself’ at starting a publishers’ bidding war. A woman who fell under the spell of witches. And a film critic with widescreen ambitions: these are some of the stories behind our pick of 2017’s debut novelists
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Introducing The Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry, Volume IV %%

Introducing The Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry, Volume IV %% | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We are happy to announce that we’ll be publishing the next volume of The Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry in February. This series brings lesser-known Irish voices to an American audience. In this fourth volume, editor David Wheatley, himself an established poet and critic, has selected poetry by Trevor Joyce, Aidan Mathews, Peter McDonald, Ailbh
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Black diamonds of pessimism-David Wheatley

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As a rule, Beckett was a compartmentalizer. When Alan Schneider was killed crossing the road to post a letter to Beckett, he wrote a letter of condolence
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Trocaire and Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition | Poetry Ireland

Trocaire and Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition | Poetry Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Entries for this poetry competition are invited from both published and emerging poets, in English and Irish, with special categories for younger entrants and a Spoken Word category for performance poetry.
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Costa Short Story Award Finalists Include Billy O'Callaghan

Costa Short Story Award Finalists Include Billy O'Callaghan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In 2012 we launched the Costa Short Story Award, voted for by the public to honour the best short story writers in the UK and Ireland.
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War of words as library books contracts go outside Ireland

War of words as   library books contracts go outside Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish booksellers set to lose €14m as overseas suppliers win 60% of €6m public tender
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The Journey of The Playboy goes online

The Journey of The Playboy goes online | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Digital exhibition exploring JM Synge’s celebrated play marks 110th anniversary of Abbey riot
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