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The Pledge - Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon

The Pledge - Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon Our dismay at the gender imbalance in the representation of Irish poets in The Cambridge Companion To Irish Poets (2017) is exacerbated by the gender imbalance in the critical contributors to it. Out of thirty invited contributors, only four are women. As writers and academics, this is an…
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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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Irish Bestsellers 8th December 2018

Irish Bestsellers 8th December 2018 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The complete online writing magazine...
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Happy birthday Edna O'Brien, one of Ireland's finest writers

Happy birthday Edna O'Brien, one of Ireland's finest writers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Three cheers! Today marks the 88th birthday of one of Ireland's most celebrated, trailblazing and controversial writers, Edna O’Brien.
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Anna Burns: The Booker winner on why she is unable to write

Anna Burns: The Booker winner on why she is unable to write | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
She went from poverty to bestseller status with 'Milkman'. Now, chronic pain prevents her from writing
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Books of the Year 2018 / Part Three

Books of the Year 2018 / Part Three | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Contributors to The Lonely Crowd pick their favourite books of the year.   Cynan Jones It’s been a strange twelve months. I had a baby right at the start of it. That pretty much blew reading out of the water for most of the year. I was sent a lot of unbound proofs ahead of publication,…
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Zoetrope: All-Story Contest Judged By Colum McCann: Third Prize: “Further West” by Gráinne Murphy (Cork, Ireland)

Zoetrope: All-Story Contest Judged By Colum McCann: Third Prize: “Further West” by Gráinne Murphy (Cork, Ireland) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Third Prize:
“Further West” by Gráinne Murphy (Cork, Ireland)
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35 of the best independent bookshops in Ireland

35 of the best independent bookshops in Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In the age of ebooks, these booksellers are proving print is still preferred
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ARRIVAL IN PARIS (poem) - Mary O'Malley - Ireland - Poetry International

ARRIVAL IN PARIS (poem) - Mary O'Malley - Ireland - Poetry International | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fluent gesture. Already on the Beauvais bus a man strokes his son’s head with a palm cupped. The child’s black hair responds like a young cat. A boy is sulking beautifully, legs …
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Current Issue of Poetry Ireland Review | Poetry Ireland

Find out what's inside the current issue of Poetry Ireland Review...
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Safe Words by Sean O'Reilly - Essay

Safe Words by Sean O'Reilly - Essay | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This is the text of a speech commissioned by Words Ireland and delivered at Bray Literary Festival on September 29th 2018. They say start with a joke: Why did Jesus die on the cross? Because he forgot his safety word. Your safety word can be anything. Duck. Cosmic. Necklace. Whirlpool. Seventeen-thousand. The word is a … Continue reading "Safe Words"
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Cúirt Announces first names for 2019 festival

Cúirt Announces first names for 2019 festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Jeanette Winterson, best known as the author of Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, and Joshua Cohen, listed as one of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists in 2017, will read at next year's Cúirt festival.
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'Our future will become the past of other women' - YouTube-Eavan Boland, Hon. MRIA has written a new poem to celebrate 100 years since the women of Ireland, Mná na hÉireann, were granted suffrage a...

Eavan Boland, Hon. MRIA has written a new poem to celebrate 100 years since the women of Ireland, Mná na hÉireann, were granted suffrage and first cast their ballots in the 1918 election.
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Edna O'Brien's "The Country Girls" trilogy, Dublin One Book

Edna O'Brien's "The Country Girls" trilogy, Dublin One Book | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Edna O’Brien’s famed trilogy of novels has been named as the Dublin One City One Book choice for 2019.The works, considered highly controversial in their 1960s heyday, brought the Irish author international acclaim. The Irish author celebrates her birthday today, December 15. ...
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Commandment – Nuala O’Connor –

Commandment – Nuala O’Connor – | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It’s a fact that Trish has the most handsome husband in Aghabulloge. It’s a fact that all the wives covet him. It’s a fact that I do more than covet, I reach out my fingers and touch. It’s a fact that I’m a commandment breaker. It’s a fact that Trish’s husband is too. It’s a…
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The Crilly Trilogy: staging The Black North

The Crilly Trilogy: staging The Black North | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Plasys are ‘parodies of esteem’ puncturing loyalists’ and republicans’ political pieties
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Seán Ó Ríordáin: A Biography

Seán Ó Ríordáin: A Biography | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A biography of Seán Ó Ríordáin detailing his difficult life and his journey to becoming a pre-eminent Irish-language poet. Ó Ríordáin was one of the great Irish-language poets of the twentieth century. Some of his work remains on the standard Irish curriculum. His poem 'Fill Arís' was shortlisted in the Favourite Irish Poems competition recently run by RTÉ.
The biography was written by noted professor and Irish-language expert, Seán Ó Coileáin.

Seán Ó Ríordáin was one of the most important Irish-language poets of the twentieth century. Born in Ballyvourney, Co. Cork, he later moved to Inniscarra on the outskirts of Cork city. His early life was laced with tragedy, such as the death of his father from tuberculosis and the subsequent loss of his mother, which affected him deeply. In a cruel twist of fate, Ó Ríordáin was later struck down with the same condition that killed his father. As a result, he was in poor health for much of his adult life.

Through all this, Ó Ríordáin found a refuge in writing and started on his journey to becoming a renowned poet. In this exhaustive and wide-ranging literary biography, which offers frequent glimpses into his famed diaries as well as his poems and other writings, we are provided with a vivid portrait of both Ó Ríordáin the man and Ó Ríordáin the poet.
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Milkman by Anna Burns | A. J. Sefton Author

Milkman by Anna Burns | A. J. Sefton Author | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Milkman by Anna Burns, a post from the blog A. J. Sefton Author, written by A. J.Sefton on Bloglovin’...
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Desirée Baptiste's essay unpicks the racist and ableist themes of Martin McDonagh's play.

Desirée Baptiste's essay unpicks the racist and ableist themes of Martin McDonagh's play. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
"This is a play about race matters by a writer for whom race matters not" - Desirée Baptiste's essay unpicks the racist and ableist themes of Martin McDonagh's play.
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A sneak preview of Saturday’s books pages

A sneak preview of Saturday’s books pages | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Buy The Wife Between Us for €4.99 with The Irish Times in Eason this weekend
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Chasing Bono review – charming portrait of a wannabe rock star | Stage | The Guardian

Chasing Bono review – charming portrait of a wannabe rock star | Stage | The Guardian | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Neil McCormick’s memoir about schoolmates-turned-rock stars is brought to raucous life...
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Mary Costello reads ‘A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford’ by Derek Mahon on

A video from the Poetry Programme on RTÉ Radio 1, jointly funded by RTÉ Radio 1 and the Office of Public Works. Made in association with Poetry Ireland.…
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Unwrap a terrific book from Northern Ireland this Christmas-From thrillers and children’s tales to poetry and Troubles memoirs, Damian Smyth chooses some great festive reads.

Unwrap a terrific book from Northern Ireland this Christmas-From thrillers and children’s tales to poetry and Troubles memoirs, Damian Smyth chooses some great festive reads. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
From thrillers and children’s tales to poetry and Troubles memoirs, Damian Smyth chooses some great festive reads.
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Richard Power: ‘The Hungry Grass’ author a great loss to Irish letters

Richard Power: ‘The Hungry Grass’ author a great loss to Irish letters | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Power’s admirers included Benedit Kiely, Máirtín Ó Direáin and EL Doctorow
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