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Sara Baume: ‘I actually hate writing. It’s really hard’

Sara Baume: ‘I actually hate writing. It’s really hard’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The winner of the 2014 Davy Byrnes Short Story Award gave herself two years to write her debut novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither. But she remains torn between fiction and visual art
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Paul Muldoon talks to Maurice Riordan

"Many writers write not because they're fluent or because they have any kind of ability in a language but for the exact opposite reason." Paul Muldoon talks to Maurice Riordan, Editor of The Poetry Re
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A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING - Theatre at Project Arts

A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING - Theatre at Project Arts | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Adapted for the stage and directed by Annie Ryan, featuring award-winning actress Aoife Duffin, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing is an unforgettable experience
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Smithereens Press - SP10 Atoll by Dylan Brennan

Smithereens Press - SP10 Atoll by Dylan Brennan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Online Poetry Publisher - Smithereens Press, chapbook SP10 Atoll by Dylan Brennan .
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Uimhir a Cúig | Winter With Catherine: Poems --- Thomas McCarthy

Uimhir a Cúig | Winter With Catherine: Poems --- Thomas McCarthy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Here on the writing desk of the earth / The sun goes down quickly at ink level. / Soon the stony outcrop will be a blob / Of light blue and the sky will be pale / As the tissue rises. Is it time to...
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John B Keane’s Pub Celebrates 60 Years

John B Keane’s Pub Celebrates 60 Years | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As many a visitor to Listowel Writers’ Week will confirm - be they a Nobel Laureate, a Booker Prize winner, a Hollywood film star, a novice writer or someone who comes simply to enjoy the festival atm
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Tales of the centuries: a history of the Irish novel

Tales of the centuries: a history of the Irish novel | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
From Maria Edgeworth to James Joyce and Roddy Doyle, the best novelists skewer stereotypes by revealing characters’ elusive complexities
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Irish Arts Center: Muldoon’s Picnic with Special Guests Kevin Barry, Michael Cerveris, Major Jackson, and Asher Muldoon and Sammy Grob

Irish Arts Center: Muldoon’s Picnic with Special Guests Kevin Barry, Michael Cerveris, Major Jackson, and Asher Muldoon and Sammy Grob | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Founded in 1972, the Irish Arts Center continues to be the leading non-profit organization in New York bringing together all aspects of Irish culture - film, theatre, music, dance, language, history, literature and visual arts.
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President Michael D Higgins releases text of his new poem

President Michael D Higgins releases text of his new poem | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Prophets are Weeping tackles extremism and is first poem since assuming office
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Colm Tóibín shortlisted for £40,000 Folio Prize

Colm Tóibín shortlisted for £40,000 Folio Prize | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Prize recognises the best English-language fiction from around the world
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Marie-Louise Coolahan on “Women's Writing and Early Modern Ireland” | Glucksman Ireland House | New York University

Marie-Louise Coolahan on “Women's Writing and Early Modern Ireland” | Glucksman Ireland House | New York University | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Marie-Louise Coolahan of National University of Ireland, Galway, shares her pioneering research with a lecture, “Women's Writing and Early Modern Ireland,” a previously under-explored area of study.
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No Second Troy? The Iliad and Irish Poetry

No Second Troy? The Iliad and Irish Poetry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Sometimes, when I hear people wondering what the point of poetry is, I want to hit them. No, really. Hit them. Well, hit them with a copy of this: On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer  Much have I...
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Cartoons for the Cause – An Irishman’s Diary about the ‘Lepracaun’ magazine

Cartoons for the Cause –  An Irishman’s Diary about the ‘Lepracaun’ magazine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The cartoonist wing of the nationalist movement
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Poetry NI: Adrian Rice

Poetry NI: Adrian Rice | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Adrian Rice was born in Whitehouse, Newtownabbey, in 1958, and moved soon after to Rathcoole.  He graduated from the University of Ulster with a BA in English & Politics and an MPhil in Anglo-Irish...
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‘Chuir sé déistin orm’ a deir Máire Mhac an tSaoi faoi dhíspeagadh ar an Uachtarán

‘Chuir sé déistin orm’ a deir Máire Mhac an tSaoi faoi dhíspeagadh ar an Uachtarán | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘Comhartha drochmheasa’ orainn ar fad a bhí sa chaitheamh anuas a dhein lucht agóide ar an Uachtarán Michael D Higgins agus é ar cuairt ar scoil le déanaí, dar leis an bhfile Máire Mhac an tSaoi.
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Smithereens Press - SP11 Left Behind by Colm Scully

Smithereens Press - SP11 Left Behind by Colm Scully | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Online Poetry Publisher - Smithereens Press, chapbook SP11 Left Behind by Colm Scully.
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Fiction First Friday: "Summer House" by Sarah Griffin

Fiction First Friday: "Summer House" by Sarah Griffin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
"They feel the same things they are made of the same things and in all of this house she can’t see him, feel him..."
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Munster poetry is finding its rhythm

Munster poetry is finding its rhythm | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An anthology of poets who were born in the province after 1960 is the first since the late Sean Dunne’s 1985 guide, saysColette Sheridan
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UCD Digital Library:Pat-an Irish three-penny weekly satirical periodical founded in 1879

UCD Digital Library:Pat-an Irish three-penny weekly satirical periodical founded in 1879 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
  • Pat was an Irish three-penny weekly satirical periodical, published and printed in Dublin by W. P. Swan. It was founded in 1879 by political cartoonist and illustrator John Fergus O'Hea, and writer and editor Edwin Hamilton. Hamilton and O'Hea had previously worked on the comic magazine Zozimus, the magazine Ireland's Eye, and the weekly newspaper Zoz. Pat was edited by Hamilton, with illustrations provided by O'Hea and other artists. Publishing ceased temporarily from September 1880 until January 1881, when O'Hea was joined by cartoonist Thomas Fitzpatrick. A summary printed in a number of issues describes the content as "artistic, literary, humorous, satirical… Each number contains, printed in several colours, one double page cartoon and one or more full page cartoons, besides numerous uncoloured sketches and minor illustrations. The literary matter, supplied by Irish writers of recognised ability, will treat of current events, not only in Dublin, but in all parts of Ireland". Regular features included a diary of the character Pat, reports on theatre productions in Dublin, descriptions of Dublin streets and areas, and travel notes from around Ireland and London. The illustrations cover many of the major political, social, and cultural issues of the period. Pat ceased publication in March 1883 and was followed by the short-lived magazine The Irish Diamond. (Based on information from the Dictionary of Irish Biography and Irish Comics Wiki)
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Lisa Dwan hailed as a Beckett prodigy in Not I

Lisa Dwan hailed as a Beckett prodigy in Not I | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Lisa Dwan's channelling of Samuel Beckett has left her unimpressed with other roles for women.
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Brave New Voices: teenage poets target HBO slam

Brave New Voices: teenage poets target HBO slam | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Young Irish poets hope to perform at major US event this summer
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A Shadow In The Yard - A Novel By Liz McManus - YouTube

A trailer for the new book by Liz McManus. When a swan lands in the yard of Rosaleen McAvady’s home on Lough Swilly, it is trapped by its narrow confines and...
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Greetings, Hermit: Interview with Aiden O’Reilly

Greetings, Hermit: Interview with Aiden O’Reilly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Aiden O’Reilly first came to our planet in 1982, landing down in Stoneybatter, causing the Irish Government and others to try to capture this strange visitor as he wandered through the North Dublin suburb.
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