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Poem of the Week: “January Drought”

Poem of the Week: “January Drought” | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As storm clouds roll into Winston-Salem, Conor O’Callaghan writes of a somewhat drier world—yet the haunting sentimentality of his poetic voice still manages to soak us to the bone.
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Thomas Kinsella Personal Places- Arts Lives, RTE - YouTube

Thomas and Eleanor Crippled by Passion Produced and Directed by Anne Marie O'Callaghan Edited by Maebh Keary
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Dark Irish play Terminus forces the viewer to pay attention - Montreal Gazette

Dark Irish play Terminus forces the viewer to pay attention - Montreal Gazette | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mark O’Rowe’s Terminus is a trip, a journey propelled by a relentless flow of words written in hallucinogenic, profanity-laced, jagged rhyme. Packed with lurid, grotesque images, this darkly ironic...
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Hennessy New Irish Writing finds a new home at The Irish Times

Hennessy New Irish Writing finds a new home at The Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The page founded by David Marcus, which began the careers of many of our best known writers, starts in The Irish Times next Saturday
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CORK POETLOUIS DE PAOR:Irish language links us write back to our roots

CORK POETLOUIS DE PAOR:Irish language links us write back to our roots | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Cork poet Louis de Paor tells Alan O’Riordan how he thinks some of the richness of our cultural heritage can get lost in translation
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New publications by Louis de Paor & Gabriel Rosenstock reviewed by Cal Doyle

New publications by Louis de Paor & Gabriel Rosenstock  reviewed by Cal Doyle | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Discovering literary life in the North before Seamus Heaney - Irish Times

Discovering literary life in the North before Seamus Heaney - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
James Doyle’s Turnpike Press is championing forgotten writers such as Shan Bullock, Janet McNeill and St John Ervine
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Rick O'Shea gets well-versed in poetry for new programme

Rick O'Shea gets well-versed in poetry for new programme | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Rick O’Shea tellsJonathan deBurca Butler that he jumped at the opportunity to present an arts programme of his own
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New Field Day Website

Field Day began in 1980 in Derry as a cultural and intellectual response to the political crisis in Northern Ireland. Playwright Brian Friel and actor/director Stephen Rea set out to identify and develop a new audience for theatre. Friel’s critically acclaimed Translations was the first of many Field Day plays to show at Derry’s Guildhall before travelling throughout Ireland and the world; these included world premieres of Friel’s The Communication Cord (1982) and Making History (1988), Derek Mahon’sHigh Time (1984), Tom Paulin’s The Riot Act (1984), Thomas Kilroy’sDouble Cross (1986), Stewart Parker’s Pentecost (1987), Terry Eagleton’sSaint Oscar (1989) and Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy (1990).
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Rick O’Shea: an unversed choice for RTÉ’s new poetry show

Rick O’Shea: an unversed choice for RTÉ’s new poetry show | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The presenter of RTÉ’s new Poetry Programme can’t name a poem by Seamus Heaney. So can his popularity win over younger audiences?
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Michael Longley to read Mayo poems in Ballina - Mayo News

Michael Longley to read Mayo poems in Ballina - Mayo News | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Renowned poet Michael Longley will read some of his ‘Mayo poems’ in Ballina Arts Centre on Saturday, February 21
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Review: "Da" at Irish Repertory Theatre | The BroadwayBlog

Review: "Da" at Irish Repertory Theatre | The BroadwayBlog | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
"Da," the Tony Award-winning play, receives a splendid and heartfelt revival.
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Gráinne McHale – Three Poems

Gráinne McHale – Three Poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Gráinne McHale is from County Galway, Ireland. She graduated in 2010 with a BA Fine Art in GMIT Galway and is currently studying for a MA Writing at NUIG.
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Hennessy New Irish Writing page is one of the world’s great literary incubators

Hennessy New Irish Writing page is one of the world’s great literary incubators | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Its principles are simple and unwavering - a short story and some poems every month, written by writers who have not yet published books, chosen merely because they are good, writes Fintan O'Toole
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An extract from The Undertaking, by Audrey Magee, the latest Irish Times Book ... - Irish Times

An extract from The Undertaking, by Audrey Magee, the latest Irish Times Book ... - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The first two chapters: a soldier marries a photograph of a woman he has never met to escape the Russian front on honeymoon leave, then he meets her and her family in Nazi Berlin
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Them's Your Mammy's Pills by Leland Bardwell

Leland Bardwell reads her poem 'Them's Your Mammy's Pills', included in If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song (Dedalus Press, 2014).
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DÚNANN DIA A DHORAS DÉ DOMHNAIG le DERRY O'SULLIVAN Léirmheas le Máirtín Coilféir

DÚNANN DIA A DHORAS DÉ DOMHNAIG  le DERRY O'SULLIVAN  Léirmheas le Máirtín Coilféir | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Eimear McBride at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival: The fact that I was a 'failure' for nine years ... - Daily News & Analysis

Eimear McBride at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival: The fact that I was a 'failure' for nine years ... - Daily News & Analysis | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Zee Jaipur Literature Festival: The fact that I was a ‘failure’ for nine years, also made success mean less to me: Eimear McBride - Zee Jaipur Literature Festival: Eimear McBride talks about the struggles to publish her award winning book 'A Girl ...
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Irish Writers in America: Roddy Doyle, Enda Walsh

This episode of “Irish Writers in America,” a new 13 part series from CUNY TV (City University of New York television station), features interviews with Rodd...
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Documentary:Dam-burst of Dreams-The extraordinary story of Christy Nolan

Documentary:Dam-burst of Dreams-The extraordinary story of Christy Nolan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The extraordinary story of Christy Nolan, Irish poet and author disabled at birth by severe cerebral palsey leaving him paralysed from the neck down (Broadcast 1981).
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Testament of Joseph. . . - Independent.ie

Testament of Joseph. . . - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In Colm Tóibín's 2012 novella, The Testament of Mary, we heard from the grieving mother of Jesus, who was both bewildered and angry by the attempts of her wayward son's di
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