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Dervla Murphy, 82: ‘What do I think of politicians? A pile of f**king s**ts’

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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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Audio: Rob Doyle on John Murray - Here Are The Young Men

Audio: Rob Doyle on John Murray  - Here Are The Young Men | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Our next has travelled the world, experiencing earthquakes in Bogota and experimenting with psychedelic shamanism, but it took a trip to London before he realised what he really wanted to ...
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W. H. Auden, Michael Longley, and Poetry as Citizenship in Northern Ireland (The Cresset, Trinity 2014)

W. H. Auden, Michael Longley, and Poetry as Citizenship in Northern Ireland (The Cresset, Trinity 2014) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
W. H. Auden’s desire, evinced above, to be instructed in “the civil art” to make a locally grounded community—his Just City, where peace and “pent-up feelings” might flourish—suggests how poetry might sonically imagine harmonious order.
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yes, but is it poetry: Yes But Are We Enemies

yes, but is it poetry: Yes But Are We Enemies | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Yes But Are We Enemies English and Irish Poets Having Words A groundbreaking exploration of contemporary writing in which 6 poets from Ireland and England tour brand new work produced collaboratively in cross-national ...
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salmonpoetry.com | Review of Favorite Bedtime Stories by John M. Fitzgerald

salmonpoetry.com | Review of Favorite Bedtime Stories by John M. Fitzgerald | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

There are those of us who support the muse because it is a silenced, treasured part of ourselves, locked away. And there are those who release it without the means of support, because we cannot help ourselves. John M. Fitzgerald, poet and lawyer, fits into both categories. In his collection, Favorite Bedtime Stories, he is both the prisoner and the policeman (of himself, of his psyche), as well as his defender and inquisitor.

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Celebrating Seamus Heaney on his ‘Home Ground’

Celebrating Seamus Heaney on his ‘Home Ground’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Those who recall the visits by the late Seamus Heaney to StAnza will remember how passionate he was about the connections between poetry and place, and our current project to Map Scotland with Poem...
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Edna O'Brien - recipient of the Charleston-Chichester Award for a Lifetime’s Excellence in Short Fiction

Announcing the recipient of the Charleston-Chichester Award for a Lifetime’s Excellence in Short Fiction ‘Edna O’Brien writes the most beautiful, aching stories of any writer, anywhere’ – Alice Munro. We are delighted to reveal that Edna O’Brien is this year’s recipient of the only award to recognise long-standing creativity and achievement in the short story genre. Since her debut novel, The Country Girls, she has written over twenty works of fiction, including collections of short stories. She has also won the American National Arts Gold Medal and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her current collection , The Love Object, brings together stories that have inspired generations. Edna O’Brien will read from one of her stories and be in conversation with Di Speirs, BBC Radio’s Editor of Books and member of the Advisory Panel for the Award. *All Day Ticket on 28th – £44/£36 (students) Supported by University of Chichester

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Collection of Abbey Posters Designed by Zero-G

Collection of Abbey Posters Designed by Zero-G | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Zero-G is a Dublin based brand, design and communications studio. This is a collection of posters...
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'An interesting and attention-grabbing volume' - Dubliners 100, ed. Thomas Morris

'An interesting and attention-grabbing volume' - Dubliners 100, ed. Thomas Morris | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
'Even aside from the way it’ll make you rethink and revisit Dubliners, Dubliners 100 is a fantastic Who’s Who of contemporary Irish story writers. If you don’t emerge from this with at least one ne...
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Gradam Walter Macken do scríbhneoireacht nua i nGaeilge - An Taibhdhearc

Gradam Walter Macken do scríbhneoireacht nua i nGaeilge - An Taibhdhearc | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
  Fógraíonn An Taibhdhearc GRADAM WALTER MACKEN do scríbhneoireacht nua i nGaeilge i gcomhair le RTÉ AON SCÉAL Tá Amharclann Náisiúnta na Gaeilge, An Taibhdhearc, ag insint scéalta ar stáitse ar feadh 85 bliain anuas. Anois táimid ag cuardach scéalta nua, nó seanscéalta inste as an nua le forbairt don stáitse. Ní mór do scríbhneoirí …
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'Molly Sweeney' triumphs at Live Theatre - Arizona Daily Star

'Molly Sweeney' triumphs at Live Theatre - Arizona Daily Star | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
'Molly Sweeney' triumphs at Live Theatre
Arizona Daily Star
The play opened at Live Theatre Workshop on Saturday. It's rich, it's layered, and it won't let you be.
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Happy Days: artists gather in Enniskillen for third festival - Impartial Reporter

Happy Days: artists gather in Enniskillen for third festival - Impartial Reporter | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Happy Days: artists gather in Enniskillen for third festival Impartial Reporter The production's distinguished multi-lingual and multi-ethnic cast will be led by Avi Hoffman at Pozzo, a star of both English and Yiddish productions across the US and...
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Creativity on the timetable at Belfast schools | Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Creativity on the timetable at Belfast schools | Arts Council of Northern Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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An Irish Airman Foresees His Death By W.B. Yeats - Read by Lemn Sissay on Derry's City Walls

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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Bicentenary Conference

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Bicentenary Conference | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Trinity College Dublin 15-16 October
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Michael Longley to launch The Stairwell at Yeats International Summer School - The Yeats Society

Michael Longley to launch The Stairwell at Yeats International Summer School - The Yeats Society | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Michael Longley will launch, The Stairwell, his tenth collection on Monday 4th August 2014 at 7.00pm in the Yeats Memorial Building, Sligo as part of the 55th Yeats International Summer School.

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Speech by President Michael D. Higgin at the John Hewitt Summer School, Market Place Theatre, Armagh

Speech by President Michael D. Higgin  at the John Hewitt Summer School, Market Place Theatre, Armagh | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Thank you Lord Rana for your kind introduction and I want to wish you well in your new role as Patron of the John Hewitt Society. In fact I would like to pay tribute to everyone associated with the Society, and in particular to Tony Kennedy, its director. It was he who suggested that I should speak here today, and, thus far, I am most happy that he proved so persuasive. I also wish to acknowledge the distinguished guests in the audience – the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, the Lord Mayor, Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop Richard Clark, US Consul General Gregory Burton, the Councillors from Armagh District Council and from those other Councils who will be joining Armagh next year.

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Journal of Beckett Studies: ‘The Performance Issue’ | A Piece of Monologue: Modern, Contemporary & Avant-Garde Expression

Journal of Beckett Studies: ‘The Performance Issue’ | A Piece of Monologue: Modern, Contemporary & Avant-Garde Expression | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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David Gardiner Interviews Eamonn Wall

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Eamonn Wall was born in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, in 1955, and raised there. He attended college in Ireland and the US and received a Ph.D. in English from the City University of New York-Graduate ...
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SECRET YEATS AND THE IGNORED ARCANA

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    (click to enlarge) SECRET YEATS AND THE IGNORED ARCANA In the extravagantly magical/mystical life of Yeats, astrology was major and arguably this strangely secret public figure is insufficientl...
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Ashley O' Neill reads her poem "there Will be no Time for War"which won first prize in the Hartnett Viva Voce at Eigse

This was the poem I read for the Michael Hartnett Festival which won the Best Original poem prize 2014. There will be no time for war because love has return...
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Advertiser.ie - Make every effort to open Thoor Ballylee for Yeats’ 150th anniversary

Advertiser.ie - Make every effort to open Thoor Ballylee for Yeats’ 150th anniversary | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The efforts by a group of local people to have the famous Yeats' Tower (Thoor Ballylee), near Gort, south Galway, reopened is to be welcomed and supported.
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Juno and the Paycock: A play ahead of its time - The Globe and Mail

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Juno and the Paycock: A play ahead of its time
The Globe and Mail
Juno and the Paycock, the second play in Irish playwright Sean O'Casey's great Dublin Trilogy, is a stylistically slippery son of a gun.
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Creative writing: what's the point of an MA? - Irish Times

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Creative writing: what's the point of an MA?
Irish Times
So I came up with a plan to try some online courses and then decide whether to pull out of the MA.
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Book Buzz: 'Ulysses' to become virtual reality game - USA TODAY

Book Buzz: 'Ulysses' to become virtual reality game - USA TODAY | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Book Buzz: 'Ulysses' to become virtual reality game
USA TODAY
James Joyce's Ulysses is one of the greatest books in literature, and it is also one of the hardest to read.
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An Irish Airman Foresees his Death by WB Yeats - read by Christine Bleakley - Mirror.co.uk

An Irish Airman Foresees his Death by WB Yeats - read by Christine Bleakley - Mirror.co.uk | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An Irish Airman Foresees his Death by WB Yeats - read by Christine Bleakley
Mirror.co.uk
Written in 1918 by the Irish poet William Butler Yeats and first published in the Macmillan edition of The Wild Swans at Coole in 1919.
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