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Abbey founder written out of popular history - Irish Independent

Abbey founder written out of popular history - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Independent Abbey founder written out of popular history Irish Independent Behind the play, though, there is an extraordinary and largely forgotten story: that of the English woman who helped found the Irish national theatre, only to be...
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The Irish Literary Times

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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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Flann O’Brien: Man of (many) letters, man of many masks

Flann O’Brien: Man of (many) letters, man of many masks | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Maebh Long, editor of 'The Collected Letters of Flann O’Brien', on the writer's riotous letters to the press and revealing private correspondence, and how a theft almost robbed us of them
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In a trilogy, first you build a house, next you reveal its secret rooms, then burn it down

In a trilogy, first you build a house, next you reveal its secret rooms, then burn it down | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
There is nothing realer than writing for people experiencing the world for the first time without the benefit and shield of experience
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‘Our Sleeping Women’ and other poems by Attracta Fahy –

‘Our Sleeping Women’ and other poems by Attracta Fahy – | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
  Our Sleeping Women   I think of my grandmothers, their faces etched in mine, their strength sleeps in my bones. We meet in fields of crows, their voices speak through the wind. Old graves sloped down from our farm. As a child, I played house, tea sets on tombs, innocent, listening to spirits. Daughters…
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Why inscribing mini-verses on luggage labels is pure poetry in motion

Why inscribing mini-verses on luggage labels is pure poetry in motion | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Northern Ireland poet Maria McManus’ novel idea for getting us all hooked on literature goes international tomorrow as 65 poets from Ireland, Europe and beyond pen poems on labels and l
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Inspiration for poets: a behind-the-scenes look at Yeats’s creative process –

Inspiration for poets: a behind-the-scenes look at Yeats’s creative process – | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The poetry of a great master such as William Butler Yeats marvels us. His written words leap off the page and dance. Evocative images and subtle emotions emerge from the act of reading it.His poem "The Pilgrim", from New Poems, is short and succinct but delves deeply into Yeats's journey for the ...
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Three Irish Poets at O, Miami | Poetry Ireland

Three Irish Poets at O, Miami | Poetry Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
O, Miami in partnership with The Betsy - South Beach, Culture Ireland, and Poetry Ireland presents a poetry reading featuring three of Ireland's best contemporary poets: Colette Bryce, Julie Morrissy, and Paul Perry. Colette Bryce is an award-winning poet from Northern Ireland. She currently lives in Newcastle upon Tyne where she works as a freelance writer and editor. Her latest collection The Whole & Rain-domed Universe (2014), which draws on her experience of growing up in Derry during the Troubles, received a special Christopher Ewart-Biggs Award in memory of Seamus Heaney. It was also shortlisted for the Forward Prize, the Costa Poetry Award, and the Roehampton Prize.  Julie Morrissy is from Dublin and was named one of Poetry Ireland's "Rising Generation" poets for 2016. Her first collection Where, the Mile End is forthcoming with BookThug, Canada. Paul Perry is the author of five collections of poetry, including Gunpowder Valentine: New and Selected Poems (Dedalus Press, 2014).
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Vona Groarke included in The New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers  2018-2019 Fellows

April 23, 2018 -- The New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers has selected its 20th class of Fellows: independent scholars, academics, and creative writers, whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Chosen out of 397 applicants from 45 countries, the 2018 class of Cullman Center Fellows includes:
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Radio Signals: An interview with Leontia Flynn 

Radio Signals: An interview with Leontia Flynn  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Leontia Flynn’s The Radio is out this month, so WFU Press interns gathered to ask the poet more about her newest collection. Written in three sections, The Radio explores the boundaries of home and family life from Flynn’s experience caring for her infant child, to coping with her father’s death, to remembering the influenc
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Interest blooms in world's greatest Joyce archive

Interest blooms in world's greatest Joyce archive | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Almost 70 years since the University of Buffalo bought the greatest collection of Joycean materials ever assembled, plans are afoot to bring the priceless manuscripts, first editions, notebooks, letters and even canes and eye-glasses of the famed author to Ireland.
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March 2011 Poem of the week: The Seasons by Derek Mahon | Books | The Guardian

March 2011 Poem of the week: The Seasons by Derek Mahon | Books | The Guardian | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As the change of seasons begins to stir, a mature demonstration of the art of being artless
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New Original Writing: Poetry Day Ireland Quintains –

New Original Writing: Poetry Day Ireland Quintains – | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
For Poetry Day Ireland, we set a quick writing challenge to our social media followers: write a quintain which includes a synonym for the word ‘surprise’ (the theme of this year’s…
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Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin reads her poem 'Studying the Language'

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin reads her poem 'Studying the Language' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin reads her poem 'Studying the Language' in UCD Library's Special Collections.
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The Collected Letters of Flann O’Brien | Dalkey Archive Press

The Collected Letters of Flann O’Brien | Dalkey Archive Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An unprecedented gathering of the correspondence of one of the great writers of the twentieth century, The Collected Letters of Flann O’Brien present
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Literary translation brings the world to Ireland and Ireland to the world

Literary translation brings the world to Ireland and Ireland to the world | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We need this worldly conversation more than ever. Translators are more interested in building bridges than burning them, with scaling walls than erecting them
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Irish Novelist Donal Ryan Presents Literary Archives to Boston College

Irish Novelist Donal Ryan Presents Literary Archives to Boston College | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Award-winning Irish novelist Donal Ryan, whose archives were recently acquired by the John J. Burns Library, has an uncommon profile for a successful author.
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Sinéad Morrissey on the best books on Poetry | A Five Books interview

Sinéad Morrissey on the best books on Poetry | A Five Books interview | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The award-winning Northern Irish poet Sinéad Morrissey reveals why the inimitable Sylvia Plath is not always a good influence on young poets and why sublimation of the self is sometimes better than self-expression...
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Seamus Heaney: as seen from Russia, Hungary, Poland and Mexico

Seamus Heaney: as seen from Russia, Hungary, Poland and Mexico | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Four translators reflect on their experiences of bringing the poetry of Seamus Heaney to new audiences in their native language
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‘When I opened my bookshop, a lot of people told me I was foolish’-Dawn Behan of Woodbine Books in Kilcullen, Ireland’s Independent Bookshop of the Year

‘When I opened my bookshop, a lot of people told me I was foolish’-Dawn Behan of Woodbine Books in Kilcullen, Ireland’s Independent Bookshop of the Year | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dawn Behan of Woodbine Books in Kilcullen, Ireland’s Independent Bookshop of the Year, on the secret to her success
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'The Trick to Time' book review: Poignant tale of working class heroes

'The Trick to Time' book review: Poignant tale of working class heroes | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Author Kit de Waal recently voiced her concern that working class voices are increasingly absent from the pages of books and newspapers. She and others, dismayed at the lack of diversit
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Poem of the Week: "Blue Poles" by Caitríona O'Reilly

Poem of the Week: "Blue Poles" by Caitríona O'Reilly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
WFU Press intern Karly Ball writes about seeing "Blue Poles" by Jackson Pollock for the first time, and how Caitríona O'Reilly's poem of the same name helped her understand what drew her to the painting.
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Edna O'Brien to recieve Lifetime Achievement Award - Listowel: in conversation with Eimear McBride

Edna O'Brien to recieve Lifetime Achievement Award - Listowel: in conversation with Eimear McBride | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Edna O'Brien in conversation with Eimear McBride
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