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BCelebrating Louis MacNeice - Michael Longley

Marking the 50th anniversary of the death of poet, Louis MacNeice, poets including Michael Longley paid tribute by reading a selection of MacNeice greatest p...

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The Glass Shore: Short Stories by Women Writers from the North of Ireland - New Island Books

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The Glass Shore: Short Stories by Women Writers from the North of Ireland

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John Banville to read at a longer Cúirt

John Banville to read at a longer Cúirt | Literature | Scoop.it
THE CÚIRT International Festival of Literature will grow from a six to an eight day event this year, testament to its increasing success over recent years, and John Banville, one of Ireland's leading novelists, will be among the writers taking part.

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New Seamus Heaney exhibition for Dublin

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Fans of the late Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney are in for a treat with news that a landmark exhibition celebrating his...

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RTE ArchivesJ.P. Donleavy The Ginger Man Talks About His Writings

RTE ArchivesJ.P. Donleavy The Ginger Man Talks About His Writings | Literature | Scoop.it
In 'Over the Barricades' Peter MacNiff talks to writer J.P. Donleavy about his writings.

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Yeats by Heart, WB Yeats at 150, The Essay - BBC Radio 3

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Fiona Shaw explains the impact of her childhood introduction to the work of WB Yeats.

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Minister reads Seamus Heaney at Stock Exchange opening to launch Poetry Day Ireland

Minister reads Seamus Heaney at Stock Exchange opening to launch Poetry Day Ireland | Literature | Scoop.it
Day is designed to celebrate the vital role that poetry plays in Irish life

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Seamus Heaney Work Wins Contest Honoring Ireland's Poets and Its Past - New York Times

Seamus Heaney Work Wins Contest Honoring Ireland's Poets and Its Past - New York Times | Literature | Scoop.it
RTE, Ireland’s national broadcaster, held a contest searching for the country’s favorite poem of the past century, and a Seamus Heaney work won.

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Belfast poet Michael Longley is made a Freeman of his home city - Belfast City Council

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Belfast poet Michael Longley is made a Freeman of his home city

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Michael Longley and his wife Edna are two wonderful people who were part of my wonderful years in Belfast, as a PhD student in English. Three cheers for Michael! 

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Free Online Stanford Course by Eavan Boland:Ten Premodern Poems by Women

Free Online Stanford Course by Eavan Boland:Ten Premodern Poems by Women | Literature | Scoop.it
Professor Eavan Boland provides an introduction to poetry through the works, and the life stories, of ten women.

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Digging deep into the regions of Seamus Heaney’s poetry

Digging deep into the regions of Seamus Heaney’s poetry | Literature | Scoop.it
Richard Rankin Russell’s book explores the poet’s fidelity to his birthplace in Co Derry
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Recordings of the poet:Seamus Heaney’s genius shines through in new selections: New Selected Poems 1966-1987, 1988-2013

Recordings of the poet:Seamus Heaney’s genius shines through in new selections: New Selected Poems 1966-1987, 1988-2013 | Literature | Scoop.it
Review: Recordings of the poet reading his own work enhance appreciation of its power

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Memory Ireland. Vol. 4. James Joyce and Cultural Memory. Edited by Oona Frawley and Katherine O’Callaghan

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Memory Ireland. Vol. 4. James Joyce and Cultural Memory. Edited by Oona Frawley and Katherine O’Callaghan

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The loss of axe-grinding journals lamented in new volume of essays

The loss of axe-grinding journals lamented in new volume of essays | Literature | Scoop.it
Tribute paid by editors to contribution of independent 20th-century periodicals

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Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis – one of the greatest love letters ever written

Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis – one of the greatest love letters ever written | Literature | Scoop.it
Written towards the end of Wilde’s incarceration, De Profundis is bitter, seductive, hurt and passionate. Ahead of a public reading, Colm Tóibín visits the cell in which Wilde put pen to paper

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A Meditation on Ireland, Women, Poetry and Subversio

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A Meditation on Ireland, Women, Poetry and Subversion

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The Thrill of it All by Joseph O’Connor is the new Irish Times Book Club choice

The Thrill of it All by Joseph O’Connor is the new Irish Times Book Club choice | Literature | Scoop.it
Podcast of Joseph O’Connor in conversation will be recorded in front of a live audience in association with the Irish Writers Centre, Parnell Square, on September 2nd

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Former U2 manager Paul McGuinness joining forces with John Banville and Neil Jordan to make a crime series

Former U2 manager Paul McGuinness joining forces with John Banville and Neil Jordan to make a crime series | Literature | Scoop.it
Paul McGuinness has turned to TV, joining forces with John Banville and Neil Jordan to make a crime series based on the French Riviera

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Irish Writers of the Fantastic

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On St. Patrick's Day I decided to spend my time not drinking Guinness, but instead promoting Irish Writers of the Fantastic on both Twitter and Facebook. While I'm not convinced there is a "traditi...

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Watch! Gambon stars in new Yeats2015 video

Watch! Gambon stars in new Yeats2015 video | Literature | Scoop.it
Actor Michael Gambon appears in a new video which celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of poet WB Yeats and is part of the Yeats Day programme for 2015.

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Transcript of Testimony of Oscar Wilde at his Trial

G--Your view, Mr. Wilde, is that the "shame" mentioned here is that shame which is a sense of modesty? 
W--That was the explanation given to me by the person who wrote it.  The sonnet seemed to me obscure. 
G--During 1893 and 1894 You were a good deal in the company of Lord Alfred Douglas? 
W--Oh, yes. 
G--Did he read that poem to you? 
W--Yes. 
G--You can, perhaps, understand that such verses as these would not be acceptable to the reader with an ordinarily balanced mind? 
W--I am not prepared to say.  It appears to me to be a question of taste, temperament and individuality.  I should say that one man's poetry is another man's poison! (Laughter.) 


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How the man could keep his rapier wit through this ordeal is beyond me.

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Portraits of the artists as women

Portraits of the artists as women | Literature | Scoop.it
To mark International Women’s Day we’ve created an antidote to the all-male Irish Writers poster of bars and student bedrooms

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Yeats 150 begins with poetry reading for year-long celebration

Yeats 150 begins with poetry reading for year-long celebration | Literature | Scoop.it
Some 85,000 overseas visitors expected to honour life and work of the poet

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The greatest Irish poet will be celebrated.

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▶ President Michael D Higgins reads Yeats - YouTube

President Michael D Higgins has expressed his great honour at becoming patron and has recorded his own reading of the poem "Prayer for my Daughter".

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In Time For Us to Catch It - Louis MacNeice. Collected Poems.

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Louis MacNeice. Collected Poems.

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Francis Ledwidge Memorial, Ypres Salient, Belgium

Francis Ledwidge Memorial, Ypres Salient, Belgium | Literature | 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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Seamus Heaney has remembered Ledwidge in his poem 'In Memoriam Francis Ledwidge' (1980)..

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