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Colum McCann Reads "The Second Coming" by William Butler Yeats | PEN American Center

Colum McCann reads "The Second Coming" by William Butler Yeats and discusses Yeats, Achebe, and interconnectivity at PEN's Tribute to Chinua Achebe. Read the transcript below.
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The Irish Literary Times provides up-to-date coverage of Irish literary news and events in a magazine format via articles available online.

 

The site is curated by Gerard Beirne an Irish poet and novelist based in Sligo. He has published six books of poetry and fiction. His novel The Eskimo in the Net (Marion Boyars Publishers) was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award and was selected by the Literary Editor of the Daily Express  as his Book of the Year “scandalously ignored by the Man Booker judges...”. His recent collection of stories was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award.

 

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Footloose: Danielle McLaughlin on her Drama On One play

Footloose: Danielle McLaughlin on her Drama On One play | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Danielle McLaughlin writes for Culture about her new Drama On One play, The Art Of Footbinding, which airs on RTÉ Radio One on Sunday, May 27th at 9pm.
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Free ebook download: Autonomy, edited by Kathy D’Arcy (e-book) – New Binary Press

Free ebook download: Autonomy, edited by Kathy D’Arcy (e-book) – New Binary Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Top Irish writers condemn conscription | Century Ireland

Top Irish writers condemn conscription | Century Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Top Irish writers condemn conscription | The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago
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The Night Alive by Conor McPherson at Jack Studio Theatre | Review

The Night Alive by Conor McPherson at Jack Studio Theatre | Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Some mild humour permeates the show, and the soothing scene change musiccontrasted well with the increasingly gritty and quirky storyline. Acontemplative and challenging piece of theatre.
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David Hayden: "Men Still Too Often See Their Writing as the Canon" | Literary Hub

David Hayden: "Men Still Too Often See Their Writing as the Canon" | Literary Hub | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
One winter afternoon in 1981, I was between shifts as a kitchen porter in a big sea-front hotel in Blackpool. I had a brown manila pay packet in my pocket with £16 and change in it. I stood in a branch of W.H.
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Infinite for Now-Sinead Gleeson 

Infinite for Now-Sinead Gleeson  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
On Friday May 25th, 2018, Ireland will hold a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment of the Constitution of Ireland. Currently it gives equal right to life of a pregnant woman and her unborn foetus. Abortion in Ireland is illegal, even in cases of rape, incest, fatal foetal abnormality, many health problems, including if a woman is being treated for cancer. Obtaining an abortion can lead to 14 years in jail.


But neither moves. He lies back, pressing his body to hers, still sweat-slicked, his elbow jutting like a jetty into the sea of her skin.

“I’m a bad sleeper.”

She had noticed the under-eye grey, the only distracting thing about his face. Later, she wakes, dead-armed from curling into him, and sees him scrolling and scrolling, the blue light interrupting the dark.
By Sinéad Gleeson.
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Interview : John P. Brady, Author of Back To The Gaff

Interview : John P. Brady, Author of Back To The Gaff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Déshabillé spoke to writer John P Brady about his brilliant and funny collection of short stories Back To The Gaff, which will b
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IWC Yeats Summer School Scholarship –

IWC Yeats Summer School Scholarship – | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In 2018, the Yeats International Summer School will take place in Sligo between 19th - 27th July. Full programme of events can be reviewed here. Directors Professor Matthew Campbell and Dr Lauren Arrington will present an intriguing programme around the theme of The Greening of Yeats with a range of international speak
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The Stinging Fly review : Reviewed: Stinging Fly Stories

The Stinging Fly review : Reviewed: Stinging Fly Stories | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
40 stories straight from the airy and edgy spaces of contemporary Irish life - that's the matter in hand in this 380-page anthology, which gathers stories from 1998 to the present, edited by Sarah Gilmartin and Declan Meade.
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Louise O'Neill-The subculture came to prominence after a self-proclaimed ‘incel’ ploughed a van into a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto, killing 10 and wounding 14 | Irish Examiner

Louise O'Neill-The subculture came to prominence after a self-proclaimed ‘incel’ ploughed a van into a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto, killing 10 and wounding 14 | Irish Examiner | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Headline The subculture came to prominence after a self-proclaimed ‘incel’ ploughed a van into a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto, killing 10 and wounding 14
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Ireland's Literary Festivals 2018 - your one-stop guide

Ireland's Literary Festivals 2018 - your one-stop guide | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
You've already read about the best music festivals and arts festivals taking place around the country in the coming months - if you still have space in your rapidly-swelling summer cultural diary, you may be interested in some choice book bashes.
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Best-Loved Swift - read an exclusive extract

Best-Loved Swift - read an exclusive extract | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We're delighted to present a pair of extracts from the new anthology Best-Loved Swift, edited by John Wyse Jackson and published by the O'Brien Press.
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Hennessy Literary Awards 2018: the New Irish Writer of the Year's winning story

Hennessy Literary Awards 2018: the New Irish Writer of the Year's winning story | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Drizzle on the Windscreen by Manus Boyle Tobin, first published in January 2017, has won the Emerging Fiction and overall prizes at the Hennessy Literary Awards 2018
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Golden Man Booker Prize shortlist revealed-No Irish winners among five titles chosen to represent best of prize’s five decades

Golden Man Booker Prize shortlist revealed-No Irish winners among five titles chosen to represent best of prize’s five decades | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
No Irish winners among five titles chosen to represent best of prize’sfive decades
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OTD in 1895, Irish poet & playwright, Oscar Wilde, is imprisoned for 2 years hard labour for homosexuality.

OTD in 1895, Irish poet & playwright, Oscar Wilde, is imprisoned for 2 years hard labour for homosexuality. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an extremely popular Irish writer and poet who wrote in different forms throughout his career and became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s.
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Irish authors among 100 essential female reads | Irish Examiner

Irish authors among 100 essential female reads | Irish Examiner | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Headline Irish authors among 100 essential female reads...
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‘Tracing Rivers’ and other poems by Ilyana Kuhling –

‘Tracing Rivers’ and other poems by Ilyana Kuhling – | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ambiguous Loss She is a mortician. You see she doesn't move. No eyes open, only ragged breath. Flushed cheeks. Silence. She has prepared the body nearly a century. Not yet embalmed but ready. The lipstick is a light rose, it makes white face seem ghostly And glasses perch on a nose like mine if lids…
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IWC Yeats Summer School Scholarship –

IWC Yeats Summer School Scholarship – | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In 2018, the Yeats International Summer School will take place in Sligo between 19th - 27th July. Full programme of events can be reviewed here. Directors Professor Matthew Campbell and Dr Lauren Arrington will present an intriguing programme around the theme of The Greening of Yeats with a range of international speak
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The New Neighbours – Maurice Devitt

The New Neighbours – Maurice Devitt | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The New Neighbours The sign had hardly gone up when the house was sold, a young couple with two kids, people said, and we wondered how they would fit into our perfect lives. They started well, it must be said - two weeks like a film set and the paintwork was pristine, the garden in…
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