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The Lit Review |52|Dublin Book Festival

The Lit Review |52|Dublin Book Festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dublin Book Festival
This year the Dublin Book Festival has scheduled over 50 events with nearly 100 authors and contributors taking part over four days.
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Abbey Theatre urged to play role in seeking equality in arts

Waking the Feminists meeting hears call for equal advancement of women artists
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A sporting collection of poetry

A sporting collection of poetry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
PACKIE BONNER'S famous save at Italia 90, and the enjoyment of playing Gaelic football, have inspired some of the poems in Evidence of Freewheeling, the debut collection from Trevor Conway.
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ITI presents statistics on new Irish plays by women in support of the Waking The Feminists campaign - News - Irish Theatre Institute

ITI presents statistics on new Irish plays by women in support of the Waking The Feminists campaign - News - Irish Theatre Institute | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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THE NEXT POEM (poem) - Dennis O’Driscoll - Ireland - Poetry International

THE NEXT POEM (poem) - Dennis O’Driscoll - Ireland - Poetry International | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
My next poem is quite short and it’s about something most of you will recognise. It came out of an experience I had on holiday a couple of years ago. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’m …
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NYT: Kevin Barry's 'Beatlebone' Wins Goldsmiths Prize

NYT: Kevin Barry's 'Beatlebone' Wins Goldsmiths Prize | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The prize, established in 2013, honors inventive fiction.
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Snowfall - Brief Poems by Michael Longley

Snowfall - Brief Poems by Michael Longley | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Michael Longley was born in Belfast in July 1939. His parents had moved to the city from London in the late 1920's and between the wars his father had worked as a furniture salesmen. The son of Eng...
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Poem of the Week |27| Hanging #2 (Things Fall Apart)

Poem of the Week |27| Hanging #2 (Things Fall Apart) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Hanging #2 (Things Fall Apart)
For JL
As I relax in Inchydoney
reading ‘Things Fall Apart’
by Chinua Achebe
you encounter a real life
hanging and with no time
to think you scale the tree
and save a man’s life.
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four-day Dublin Book Festival begins tomorrow - RTE.ie

four-day Dublin Book Festival begins tomorrow - RTE.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Dublin Book Festival runs from November 12 to 15 with four days of readings, public interviews, debates, book launches and workshops.
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Doolin Writers Competition 2016 announced - The Clare Herald

Doolin Writers Competition 2016 announced - The Clare Herald | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Hotel Doolin has announced details of the Doolin Writers Competition 2016.
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Poet WB Yeats' legacy in Irish music - Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Poet WB Yeats' legacy in Irish music - Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
By Elisabeth A. Doehring Special to Daily Journal Pronounced poet/playwright William Butler (WB) Yeats wrote in 1922, “I have loved you better than my soul.” Yeats’ words remain as mystical as the autumn mist that descends and forms an ethereal...
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The Goldsmiths Prize 2015-Kevin Barry

The Goldsmiths Prize 2015-Kevin Barry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Goldsmiths Prize was established in 2013 to celebrate the qualities of creative daring associated with the University and to reward fiction that breaks the mould or opens up new possibilities for the novel form.
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Kevin Barry's novel centred on John Lennon and a trip to west of Ireland wins £10,000 prize - Independent.ie

Kevin Barry's novel centred on John Lennon and a trip to west of Ireland wins £10,000 prize - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A book centred around John Lennon and set off the west coast of Ireland has been awarded a prestigious literary prize worth £10,000.
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux has published Seamus Heaney’s Selected Poems in two volumes

Farrar, Straus and Giroux has published Seamus Heaney’s Selected Poems in two volumes | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Fury, apologies, and calls for respect as feminists shake the Irish theatre world

Fury, apologies, and calls for respect as feminists shake the Irish theatre world | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An open meeting took place at the Abbey Theatre today.
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Statement from the Irish Film Board concerning Gender Equality in Irish Film

Statement from the Irish Film Board concerning Gender Equality in Irish Film | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Bord Scannán na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board has issued a statement with relation to gender equality in Irish film.
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Dublin man's journey from the mean streets to debut novel

Dublin man's journey from the mean streets to debut novel | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Frankie Gaffney came of age in Dublin’s north inner city and became immersed in the capital’s underworld.
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San Francisco Chronicle: ‘Beatlebone,’ by Kevin Barry

San Francisco Chronicle: ‘Beatlebone,’ by Kevin Barry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
[...] Lennon did visit his property, but whether he did so surreptitiously in 1978 in the company of a driver, minder and plainspoken sage named Cornelius O’Grady — well, as the seal says (who visits Lennon in a sea cave about two-thirds of the way through the book), reality doesn’t linger. En route to the island, obstacle after obstacle presents itself — vehicles break down, Lennon loses track of O’Grady and vice versa, a friendly pub proves not so. Though Barry’s Lennon is no Leopold Bloom (
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VideoPoem – The Pass, by Jack Keating

VideoPoem – The Pass, by Jack Keating | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Young Irish-American Poet Jack Keating gives a passionate and eloquent performance, with plenty of striking and original imagery, of his poem The Pass.
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Comórtas Filíochta Gaeilge

Comórtas Filíochta Gaeilge | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tá duais filíochta Gaeilge fógraithe a bhfuil trofaí agus duais airgid €250 ag dul leis. Duais Filíochta Aurivo 2015 atá air agus tá sé á eagrú ag North West Words agus Ealaín na Gaeltachta.
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Barry's Beatlebone wins Goldsmiths Prize 2015

Barry's Beatlebone wins Goldsmiths Prize 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Kevin Barry's Beatlebone (Canongate) has been named the winner of the £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize 2015 in recognition of “writing at its most novel”.
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Haiku le Issa ón mbliain 1814

Haiku le Issa ón mbliain 1814 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
   gaoth an fhómhair -
   scáil an tsléibhe
   ar crith
    .秋風やひよろひよろ山の影法師
    aki kaze ya hyoro-hyoro yama no kagebôshi
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Beatlebone by Kevin Barry – read an extract / Canongate

Beatlebone by Kevin Barry – read an extract / Canongate | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The tale of a wild journey into the world and a wild journey within, Beatlebone is a mystery box of a novel. It's a portrait of an artist at a time of creative strife. It is most of all a sad and beautiful comedy from one of the most gifted stylists now at work.
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Novel about John Lennon and primal screaming wins Goldsmiths prize

Novel about John Lennon and primal screaming wins Goldsmiths prize | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Award for innovative fiction goes to Beatlebone by Kevin Barry, praised by judges for its ‘spirit of creative risk’
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