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New Titles from Marina, Medbh and Michelle

New Titles from Marina, Medbh and Michelle | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Three new titles are due for publication from The Gallery Press in September and October
Hecuba by Marina Carr
In a brilliant display of ventriloquism the drama weaves threads of inconsolable rage and grief with fate, revenge and inevitable carnage.
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Blaris Moor by Medbh McGuckian

Blaris Moor by Medbh McGuckian | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Medbh McGuckian extended the range of Irish poetry. Her gloriously mysterious work calls to mind the rhapsodic utterances of Emily Dickinson and (though with more sensuality) an older contemporary, John Ashbery.
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Yeats saw it coming - Patheos (blog)

Yeats saw it coming - Patheos (blog) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post both have pieces on W. B. Yeats' great poem The Second Coming. One of the defining poems of the 20th century, Yeats wrote it back in 1919, but it see...
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Irish anarchy in the UK: music’s role in Joseph O’Connor’s The Thrill of it All

Irish anarchy in the UK: music’s role in Joseph O’Connor’s The Thrill of it All | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Anthony Roche of UCD traces the various musical traditions and acts, from Elvis to Phil Chevron via the Rolling Stones and Patti Smith, which drive and enliven the narrative
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A terrible beauty: the poetry of 1916

A terrible beauty: the poetry of 1916 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mairéad Ashe FitzGerald explores the cultural legacy of the Easter Rising in the work of the rebels themselves and fellow poets Yeats, AE, James Stephens and Francis Ledwidge
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Christine Dwyer Hickey: A sobering thought on drink and an Italian ‘tragedia’

Christine Dwyer Hickey: A sobering thought on  drink and an Italian  ‘tragedia’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘What starts out as an adventure becomes a habit, and a well-fed habit can only go one way’
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Greek myths and Irish bog gothic make for potent mix at the Abbey

Greek myths and Irish bog gothic make for potent mix at the Abbey | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The themes may be ancient, but Marina Carr’s tales of tough women in repressive communities feel as relevant as ever
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Envoy, the literary magazine that sought to put Irish culture on the map

Envoy, the literary magazine that sought to put Irish culture on the map | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The short-lived but influential magazine aimed to define a national cultural identity, whose enemy was perceived as native conservatism and isolationism rather than British imperialism
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Issue 8 of the Burning Bush 2 is now online!

Issue 8 of the Burning Bush 2 is now online! | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Issue # 8 of Burning Bush 2 is now available online. Guest edited by Joseph Horgan, this issue includes poems and reviews from a diverse selection of Irish and international contributors.
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Paul Kestell on writing The West Cork Railway & Other Stories

Paul Kestell on writing The West Cork Railway & Other Stories | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
My illness was sudden and brutal, but I survived and my little cottage in Courtmacsherry was the perfect home to pause and reflect. My ambition now is to become the master of the novelette, an underused literary form
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Magdalen – Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh

Magdalen – Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer: Erin Layton Director: Julie Kline Reviewer: Jon Wainwright In this exceptional one-woman show, Erin Layton gives a voice to the "fallen women" forced to labour in the Magdalene Laundries, w...
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€20000 UL writer's fellowship – where do I sign? - Irish Times

€20000 UL writer's fellowship – where do I sign? - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Literary listings: Earagail Arts Festival; Long Night of the Short Story; Happy Days; Dromineer festival; Italo-Irish book launch
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INDEPENDENT UK INTERVIEW

INDEPENDENT UK INTERVIEW | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I'm interviewed in the UK's Independent today about Miss Emily etc. by the lovely Lesley McDowell, writer and journalist, whose blog is well worth a follow.
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Brian John Spencer: Nick Laird on the Protestant-Irish identity

Brian John Spencer: Nick Laird on the Protestant-Irish identity | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Brian John Spencer: Nick Laird on the Protestant-Irish identity: Nick Laird, poet from Northern Ireland, said:... http://t.co/8dhheiDIGa
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Seamus Heaney's poetry in the portraits of an artist

Seamus Heaney's poetry in the portraits of an artist | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
THE poetry of Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney has been captured in a series of paintings by Co Derry-born artist Edward Cartin.
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The Writing.ie Short Story of the Year Award Terms & Conditions

The Writing.ie Short Story of the Year Award Terms & Conditions | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The complete online writing magazine
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Brockville celebrates WB Yeats - Brockville Recorder and Times

Brockville celebrates WB Yeats - Brockville Recorder and Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
For Brockville’s always culturally vibrant Irish community, this is something of a coup.
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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir by Irish Author Frank McCourt born on this day 1930

Angela's Ashes: A Memoir by Irish Author Frank McCourt - Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography (1996) Born in Brooklyn, New York, on 19 August 1930, Frank (Franci...
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Smithereens Press - SP13 Rootless by Jennifer Matthews

Smithereens Press - SP13 Rootless by Jennifer Matthews | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Online Poetry Publisher - Smithereens Press, chapbook SP13 Rootless by Jennifer Matthews.
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A tingling pleasure: Stinging Fly editor Thomas Morris on art of the short story

A tingling pleasure: Stinging Fly editor Thomas Morris on art of the short story | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
On the eve of publication of his debut collection, We Don’t Know What We’re Doing, the Dublin-based Welsh author sets out his manifesto of what writers should be doing
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Mam picked her day to meet up again with Dad, it didn't pick her - by Billy Keane

Mam picked her day to meet up again with Dad, it didn't pick her - by Billy Keane | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Our mother is dressed up in her best by her friend Phil. And she has a lovely smile. It's the smile she keeps for Dad.
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The West Cork Railway and Other Stories By Paul Kestell

The West Cork Railway and Other Stories By Paul Kestell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Five tales are set in west Cork and offer a strong sense of the locality
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Why the Leaving Cert is the last ritual that can turn nation to jelly - Dermot Bolger

Why the Leaving Cert is the last ritual that can turn nation to jelly - Dermot Bolger | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
There are certain things that each generation never forgets. For my generation, who will never again see 40, except on the front of a Finglas bus, it is where we were when David O'Leary
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The Ballad of the Government Minister, by William Wall

The Ballad of the Government Minister, by William Wall | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
a minister a government minister in a country not far set out one night on a quest with his armed police guard & his trusty PR in search of the people the homeless people on a pilgrimage of gra...
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'Walk on air against your better judgement' inscribed on Seamus Heaney headstone - Irish Independent

'Walk on air against your better judgement' inscribed on Seamus Heaney headstone - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Seamus Heaney's famous line to "walk on air against your better judgement" has been inscribed as an epitaph on his gravestone.
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