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Joan Allen & William H Macy Book 'Room'

Joan Allen & William H Macy Book 'Room' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Joan Allen, William H Macy and Jacob Tremblay have been added to the cast of Room, Element Pictures and No Trace Camping's adaptation of Emma Donoghue's 2010 bestseller that Lenny Abrahamson is dir...
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Lenny Abrahamsson’s Room gets more stars and starts production | Emma Donoghue’s troubling novel

Lenny Abrahamsson’s Room gets more stars and starts production | Emma Donoghue’s troubling novel | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Francis Ledwidge Memorial, Ypres Salient, Belgium

Francis Ledwidge Memorial, Ypres Salient, Belgium | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As Francis and his comrades were working on the road repairs a German artillery shell exploded near them.
Ledwidge was killed as were several other men. The records listing Soldiers Died in the Great War list 5 soldiers
of 1st Battalion Royal Irish Inniskilling Fusiliers being killed on that day: Lance Corporal Ledwidge aged
29 (no. 1638), Lance Serjeant John Harte (no. 4049), Private Henry P Evans (no. 41376), Private Frank Mattingley
aged 29 (no. 41108) and Private Robert Sharman (no. 41312).
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Marie Arndt's curator insight, November 11, 2014 4:59 AM

Seamus Heaney has remembered Ledwidge in his poem 'In Memoriam Francis Ledwidge' (1980)..

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The Art of Unknowing - an afternoon with Paul Muldoon in Singapore

The Art of Unknowing - an afternoon with Paul Muldoon in Singapore | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
    I didn’t know there would be just nine of us. Perhaps those considered literary monoliths in one part of the world loom less mightily when viewed from another geographic area. A write...
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Colum McCann: What Ulysses did to me

Colum McCann: What Ulysses did to me | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish writer Colum McCann talks about the beauty of poetry and human existence, in this interview about what reading Joyce’s novel Ulysses did to him.
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Louise O'Neill: Obsession, sex, weight and women – welcome to the world of Only Ever Yours

Louise O'Neill: Obsession, sex, weight and women – welcome to the world of Only Ever Yours | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Louise O’Neill’s debut novel has been getting rave reviews.
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Paul Muldoon will be channeling his inner Bamber Gasgoigne when he turns quizmaster for the inaugural Poetry Ireland table quiz

Paul Muldoon will be channeling his inner Bamber Gasgoigne when he turns quizmaster for the inaugural Poetry Ireland table quiz | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Paul Muldoon will be channeling his inner Bamber Gasgoigne when he turns quizmaster for the inaugural Poetry Ireland table quiz
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Van the poet's words turned into repetitive gibberish

Van the poet's words turned into repetitive gibberish | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Songs are not poems and song lyrics are not lines of verse to be perused on a page. That should be self-evident.
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Francis Ledwidge Irish Poet and Soldier

Francis Ledwidge Irish Poet and Soldier | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A tribute on Remembrance Day, 2014 Francis Ledwidge (1887-1917) Irish Poet, Francis Ledwidge, was born in Slane, county Meath, into a family of little means, the eighth of nine children. His parent...
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Irish three-parter Tranlations set for run at Charles Cryer Theatre

Irish three-parter Tranlations set for run at Charles Cryer Theatre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Sutton Amateur Dramatic Club (SADC) has a reputation for taking on adventurous productions and challenging plays, and with their staging of Irish three-parter Translations they are certainly living up to expectation, writes Nick Hitchens.
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Trio of award winning writers to turn the pages at UL - Limerick Leader

Trio of award winning writers to turn the pages at UL - Limerick Leader | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
NOVELIST and award-winning author Joseph O’Connor, who holds the inaugural Frank McCourt Chair of Creative Writing at UL, is one of six authors shortlisted for the Eason Novel of the Year in the Irish Book Awards which will be announced later...
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First World War poetry by Tom Kettle - Telegraph

First World War poetry by Tom Kettle - Telegraph | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tom Kettle penned To My Daughter Betty, The Gift of God just
four days before he was killed during an assault on the village of Ginchy
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Michael O’Brien: the reluctant publisher who ‘doesn’t tell lies’

Michael O’Brien: the reluctant publisher who ‘doesn’t tell lies’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The O’Brien Press is 40. In that time, its founder has broken a lot of ground, from true crime to children’s books
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In memoriam Francis Ledwidge by Seamus Heaney

In memoriam Francis Ledwidge (1980)Seamus Heaney

The bronze soldier hitches a bronze cape
That crumples stiffly in imagined wind
No matter how the real winds buff and sweep
His sudden hunkering run, forever craned


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▶ Paul Muldoon / Iarla Ó Lionáird - Freedom / Saoirse - by Seán Ó Riordáin

Paul Muldoon reads his translation of Seán Ó Riordáin's classic poem 'Saoirse' followed by Iarla Ó Lionáird singing his version of the same poem. Quite the c...
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Fuse Poetry Review: “The Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett” — Castings » The Arts Fuse

Fuse Poetry Review: “The Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett” — Castings » The Arts Fuse | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Body Unlimited: The Incredible Poetry of Samuel Beckett

Body Unlimited: The Incredible Poetry of Samuel Beckett | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Samuel Beckett we’re taught in America is solitary, dryly humorous, and existentially distressed: basically, he’s an absurdist playwright from a Charlie Kaufman movie. Beyond this, we may know ...
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Paul Muldoon's New Collection of Poems, One Thousand Things Worth Knowing, Coming in 2015

Paul Muldoon's New Collection of Poems, One Thousand Things Worth Knowing, Coming in 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
By Paul Muldoon
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ConnotationPress.com - Caitríona Ní Chléirchín - Poetry

ConnotationPress.com - Caitríona Ní Chléirchín - Poetry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Caitríona Ní Chléirchín won first prize in the Oireachtas competition for new writers 2010 for her first collection of poetry Crithloinnir , published in July 2010. She writes reviews, academic and journalistic articles and has published poetry in...
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Peter Fallon finds beauty in a broken world: Strong, My Love - Irish Times

Peter Fallon finds beauty in a broken world: Strong, My Love - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Review: Generally recognised as the foremost Irish publisher of poetry, Fallon’s latest collection reminds us that he is also one of the foremost practitioners
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Books: Digging for the real worth of Seamus Heaney - Irish Independent

Books: Digging for the real worth of Seamus Heaney - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
After his death last year, the London Independent newspaper described Seamus Heaney as "probably the best-known poet in the world". According to the BBC, Heaney's books of poe
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Walking Through Light-Filled Rooms In 'Woman Without A Country' - North Country Public Radio

Walking Through Light-Filled Rooms In 'Woman Without A Country' - North Country Public Radio | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish poet Eavan Boland's latest volume meditates on the gulf between ideas of nation and individual lives of women; reviewer Amal El-Mohtar calls it a "beautiful kind of conversation."
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Stay Where You Are and Then Leave by John Boyne - review

Stay Where You Are and Then Leave by John Boyne - review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
'John Boyne will always be remembered as "the one who wrote the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" but, to me, Stay Where You Are and Then Leave is every bit as good' Continue reading...
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