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Poem of the Week: By Paula Meehan - Buffalo News

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Poem of the Week: By Paula Meehan
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Award-winning Irish poet and playwright PAULA MEEHAN will deliver Canisius College's 11th annual Hassett Reading at 7 p.m.
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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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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Faith Healer, By Brian Friel (1929-2015)

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Faith Healer, By Brian Friel (1929-2015) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Friel’s play, first produced in 1979, has become a classic of the Irish repertoire
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Colm Toibin on Brooklyn, immigration and the Easter Rising

The acclaimed Irish writer Colm Toibin - whose novel Brooklyn is back in the best seller lists after being adapted into an Oscar nominated film including bes...
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation: A meeting with Donegal poet, the late Francis Harvey

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: A meeting with Donegal poet, the late Francis Harvey | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A meeting with Donegal poet, the late Francis Harvey.
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Cork International Poetry Festival: Paul Casey & Doireann Ní Ghríofa | Poetry Ireland

Cork International Poetry Festival: Paul Casey & Doireann Ní Ghríofa | Poetry Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Poems Upstairs: Science Meets Poetry | Poetry Ireland

Poems Upstairs: Science Meets Poetry | Poetry Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

What mysterious forces make science and poetry come together?

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Taking a satirical scalpel to the body politic

Taking a satirical scalpel to the body politic | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
"THE BEST satire has always been militantly about the present," declares Galway poet and critic Kevin Higgins, who turns his witty, devilishly humorous, eye and words upon Alan Kelly, Irish Water, Official Ireland, and Jeremy Corbyn’s enemies, in a new collection.
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€8,000 Kavanagh awards; Beckett in Foxrock; Yeats school; Story House patron

€8,000 Kavanagh awards; Beckett in Foxrock; Yeats school; Story House patron | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Literary listings: Waking Galway’s Feminists; Paul McVeigh’s The Good Son is Brighton’s Big Read
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To Witness: Ian Duhig on poetry’s responsibilities

Will you write about Duggan? the man wants to know. Why don’t you? you ask. Me? he asks, looking slightly irritated. (Claudia Rankine, Citizen). When Tim Dooley approached me about writing on the subject of…
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Uimhir a Cúig | What Brought You Here? Memoir — Áine Greaney

Uimhir a Cúig | What Brought You Here? Memoir — Áine Greaney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
For us immigrant women, “courage” means looking around at our own country, the country of our mothers and our grandmothers and our great-grandmothers, and declaring, “No. Not for me.”
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The Millions : A Long Winter of Oblivion: On the Forgotten Genius of Irish Literature

The Millions : A Long Winter of Oblivion: On the Forgotten Genius of Irish Literature | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Book Reviews: Kevin Curran demythologises 1916 history

Book Reviews: Kevin Curran demythologises 1916 history | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
BOOK OF THE WEEK Citizens by Kevin Curran, published by Liberties Press IN A year when the political difficulties of remembrance loom large in public consciousness, one of the greatest achievements of Kevin Curran's second novel, Citizens, is it's careful demythologisation of history.
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Ennis Book Club Festival - The Long Gaze Back

Ennis Book Club Festival - The Long Gaze Back | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Ennis Book Club Festival aims to promote and celebrate reading. Each year, readers both from Ireland and further afield, come to Ennis to share their love of all things book related. The Festival includes author readings, discussions, workshops and walking tours through the historic streets of Ennis. Over the past ten years, the Festival has become synonymous with quality programming, vibrant discussion and, most importantly, sheer 'good fun' in the Friendliest Town in Ireland.
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Interview with Author Kerry Guerin

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You can read Kerry Guerin's deeply personal essay, "The Boy Who Saved Me" - about how difficult it is to let g0 of rage when your child is the target of bullying and discrimination -in   Letting Go:...
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Féile na Tána Festival: Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Moya Cannon & Frank Ormsby | Poetry Ireland

Féile na Tána Festival: Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Moya Cannon & Frank Ormsby | Poetry Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Why Immigrants Abandon, Then Search For Home

This month, I am delighted to have my work showcased at Numéro Cinq, an
exquisite literary journal founded and funded by the Canadian-born author
Douglas Glover. 

Irish poet and author Gerard Beirne is among the journal's editors, and
Beirne curates  the journal's Irish section,  Uimhir a Cúig (Numero Cinq as
Gaeilge).  

My memoir "What Brought You Here" is about my emigration from Ireland to
the USA at age 24.  

The book tackles the immigrant's perpetual search for home and our need to
find and fight for a new identity in a country that will never be truly
ours. 


 

The Americans said I had courage.

They said it just as I got to that part about the fries or salad or soup,
and how our restaurant customers could choose one side dish with each
selected lunch special.“Are you from Ireland?”

“Yes, I am.”

“How long have you been over here?”

“Three months.” Then, “Six months” Then, “Two years.”

“Oh! What brought you here?”

The wife asked these first questions. The husband had his own set of
queries: “North or south?” “Catholic or Protestant? “Are your French fries
hand cut or frozen?”

Read the entire excerpt here. 

 

 
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POETRY The Closest Thing by Edward O'Dwyer

POETRY The Closest Thing by Edward O'Dwyer | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Edward O'Dwyer presents a scene from a pub with melancholy wisdom in his
poem "The Closest Thing". 

He removed his coat and scarf.
The weight of the world
he appeared to have carried in, however,
was not a garment that could be
laid over a chair or set at his feet
or hung on a peg. 
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Podcast:Thomas Morris- We Don't Know What We're Doing

Stream Thomas Morris- We Don't Know What We're Doing by by Books from desktop or your mobile device
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Dublin Seven by Frankie Gaffney

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Reviewed by Laura Marriott On a small crossroads near the bottom of Manor Street, one of the main through ways in Dublin 7, there is a rundown, abandoned pub called The Belfry. It was once painted …
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Stage: Crotty's Juno is certain to pack a real punch - Independent.ie

Stage: Crotty's Juno is certain to pack a real punch - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Think of great Irish actresses. Enormous names pound across my head. Siobhan McKenna, Fiona Shaw, at least one of the Cusacks.
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Exploding the novel-New Collection of Stories from Mary Morrissy

Exploding the novel-New Collection of Stories from Mary Morrissy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
February 25 is publication day for my new collection of linked short stories, Prosperity Drive. Jonathan Cape, my publishers, have described the collection, as an exploded novel, which is an apt description since the content has a distinctly boom-time flavour. (The last boom, that is!) "All the characters in this mesmerising book begin their journeys…
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Penny for your thoughts? Listowel Writers’ Week offers prizes, lots of them

Penny  for your thoughts? Listowel Writers’ Week offers prizes, lots of them | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Anne O’Neill takes a wry look at the world of literary prizes and highlights the many opportunities Listowel offers established and aspiring writers to make their mark
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February Poetrybeat: Taking a Leap into the Poetry Scene around Ireland - HeadStuff

February Poetrybeat: Taking a Leap into the Poetry Scene around Ireland - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
February Poetrybeat brings you the highlights of the Poetry and Spoken Word news and happenings around Ireland this month | Headstuff.org
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