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    Christmas gifts and poetry

    Dave Lordan with his recommendations for Christmas gifts of poetry -

    "Blood Oranges" by Dylan Brennan (published by Penny Dreadful Press)

    "Pirate Music" by Miriam Gamble (published by Bloodaxe)

    "The Rooms" by Peter Sirr (published by Gallery Press)

    "The Zebra Stood In The Night" by Kerry Hardie (published by Bloodaxe)

    Irish anthology of the year - "Berryman's Fate: A Centenary Celebration In Verse" (published by Arlen House)


    PD James, RIP

    Declan Burke takes a look back at the remarkable career of crime writer PD James who died today  


    "Lines Of Vision: Irish Writers on Art"

    56 Irish writers looked to works in the National Gallery to inspire their contributions to the book 'Lines Of Vision: Irish Writers On Art'. Tonight in an Arena special four of those writers - Donal Ryan, John Boyne, Kevin Ryan and Alex Barclay - explain their choices and what it was about particular paintings that inspired them

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