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Seamus Cashman on writing The Sistine Gaze: I too begin with scaffolding

Seamus Cashman on writing The Sistine Gaze: I too begin with scaffolding | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The poet and Wolfhound Press founder explains the inspiration for his book-length poetic response to Michelangelo’s frescoes, which explores art, poetry, faith and genius
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Anakana Schofield’s Giller-nominated Martin John: Review | Toronto Star

Anakana Schofield’s Giller-nominated Martin John: Review | Toronto Star | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Inside the head of a sexual deviant, whom there are many in our society, but who we little understand
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John Banville to receive crime writing award in Waterford

John Banville to receive crime writing award in Waterford | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Waterford boasts strong connections to crime novelist Raymond Chandler
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Hangmen review – Martin McDonagh returns with a savagely black comedy

Hangmen review – Martin McDonagh returns with a savagely black comedy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Royal Court, London David Morrissey and Reece Shearsmith give pitch-perfect performances in the theatrical maverick’s first London premiere in 12 years Related: Martin McDonagh interview: ‘Theatre is never going to be edgy in the way I want it to...
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Kirkpatrick receives Brockman-Campbell Book Award for her Irish-themed poetry collection

Kirkpatrick receives Brockman-Campbell Book Award for her Irish-themed poetry collection | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Appalachian State University News Bureau. Official news from the Appalachian State University Office of Public Affairs.
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Hecuba by Marina Carr

Hecuba by Marina Carr | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Marina Carr
‘How glorious it all was. How glorious they all were.
We mustn’t judge things by their end.’
In the aftermath of the fall of Troy, Agamemnon, the victor, locks horns with Hecuba, the vanquished queen.
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Happy Birthday to Michael Hartnett and Poem of the Week

Happy Birthday to Michael Hartnett and Poem of the Week | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In honor of Michael Hartnett’s birthday, today we feature one of his poems which heralds in the “new days” that assuredly will come to us. It will be a future of love, art, and awareness of the world around us.
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Room: Lenny Abrahamson (director) Exclusive

Room is a 2015 Canadian-Irish drama film directed by Lenny Abrahamson and written by Emma Donoghue, based on the novel of the same name by Donoghue ...
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This new book has rescued some of Ireland's long-forgotten women writers

This new book has rescued some of Ireland's long-forgotten women writers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
'Here’s why Ireland’s women writers aren’t being ignored anymore' on Yahoo News UK. We speak to the editor of a new anthology, broadcaster and journalist Sinéad Gleeson.
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Danielle McLaughlin on why Evelyn Walsh won the Sean Ó Faolain story prize - Irish Times

Danielle McLaughlin on why Evelyn Walsh won the Sean Ó Faolain story prize - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
White Rabbit is a funny, dark, zany story told in a distinct voice. It delights and unsettles. Set in an affluent US area, it takes risks and uses humour to take readers by stealth
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Review: 'The Blue Guitar,' by John Banville - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Review: 'The Blue Guitar,' by John Banville - Minneapolis Star Tribune | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Novelist John Banville has long been an admirer of Wallace Stevens’ poetry.
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'Room' Wins Toronto Film Festival's People's Choice Award

'Room' Wins Toronto Film Festival's People's Choice Award | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Toronto Film Festival delivered the news Sunday that Lenny Abrahamson's "Room" has claimed the People's Choice Award, often an awards season harbinger.
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18-Year-Old James Joyce Writes a Fan Letter to His Hero Henrik Ibsen (1901)

18-Year-Old James Joyce Writes a Fan Letter to His Hero Henrik Ibsen (1901) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
When it comes to theories of artistic lineage, few have been as influential as Harold Bloom's The Anxiety of Influence, in which the august literary critic argues, 'Poetic Influence—when it involves two strong, authentic poets—always proceeds by a misreading of the prior poet, an act of creative correction that is actually and necessarily a misinterpretation.' This kind of misreading—what Bloom calls 'misprision'—often takes place between two artists separated by vast gulfs of time and space:
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‘The Blue Guitar’ review: An artist’s heartbreaking crisis - The Washington Post

‘The Blue Guitar’ review: An artist’s heartbreaking crisis - The Washington Post | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Banville presents an expert in the fine art of thieving.
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Book review: A fearless look at a broken soul

Book review: A fearless look at a broken soul | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Anakana Schofield’s debut novel, Malarky, garnered an avalanche of praise, including the Amazon.ca First Novel Award.
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BBC - Travel - Where Yeats spoke with ghosts

BBC - Travel - Where Yeats spoke with ghosts | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Alice Miller travels through Ireland, from Sligo to Dublin, following in the footsteps of one of the greatest poets of the 20th Century.
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Accidental Poet Mary Kennelly Talks About Finding Writing and the Silence of the Blank Page

Accidental Poet  Mary Kennelly Talks About Finding Writing and the Silence of the Blank Page | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mary Kennelly is a familiar name on the poetry scene.
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Marina Carr’s By the Bog of Cats at the Abbey Theatre

Marina Carr’s By the Bog of Cats at the Abbey Theatre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Selina Cartmell directs an electrifying production of Marina Carr’s – literally fabulous – By the Bog of Cats at the Abbey.  We went to a preview but the play had already settled, there was nothing preview-like about it.
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Exhibition and debut play comes to New York from Dublin’s Little Museum (IrishCentral)

Exhibition and debut play comes to New York from Dublin’s Little Museum (IrishCentral) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
By Jane Walsh

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

This November Christy Brown’s archive and Trevor White’s play “The Private View” will visit the Big Apple. Read more
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Room: Joan Allen Exclusive Interview

Joan Allen is always so great in every role she chooses but playing a distraught mother in Room, who finally finds her daughter after she was kidnapped for 7 ...
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Hangmen – by Martin McDonagh Royal Court, London

Hangmen – by Martin McDonagh Royal Court, London | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
  Writer: Martin McDonagh Director: Matthew Dunster Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty   Funny? Yep. Dark? Check. Leaves you unsettled and without the ability to pinpoint why? Well, yes.
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1985—Dylan Brennan

1985—Dylan Brennan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tepeyóllotl, the eighth hour of the night, creeps
from the heart of the mountain in search of echoes.
Hard unblinking eyes, pitiless obsidian beads,
scan the terrain. Without warning he crouches
with joined fists to bounce the floor of a megalopolis.
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Jacob Tremblay, 8-Year-Old Star of 'Room,' on Most Harrowing Scene, Befriending Brie Larson

Jacob Tremblay, 8-Year-Old Star of 'Room,' on Most Harrowing Scene, Befriending Brie Larson | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This year’s Toronto Film Festival has been packed with strong male performances, including Johnny Depp (“Black Mass”), Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”), Robert Redford (“Truth”) and Michael Keato...
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