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    A tribute to Nora Barnacle

    Shaun Davey, Rita Connolly and poet Nuala Ní Dhomnhaill explain the background to their musical homage to the wife of James Joyce, “Nora Barnacle”, which premieres at the National Concert Hall tomorrow night (Bloomsday)

    Full details:  www.nch.ie  

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    Celebrating 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats

    special programme celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats, reflecting on the poet’s life and legacy with the current Irish Chair of Poetry Paula Meehan and poets Michael Longley and Harry Clifton. Themes addressed: Yeats’ early life, lyrical poetry, Maud Gonne, the occult, Irish politics, marriage, Nobel prize and his legacy

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    Essay: poetry of WB Yeats

    Jessica Traynor with an essay about how the poetry of WB Yeats – and one poem in particular – spoke to her during a hot summer in London

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    Martin Dyar, poet

    Martin Dyar reads his poem ‘Death and the Post Office’ from his latest collection “Maiden Names”

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    Catherine Brogan, performance poet

    Cat Brogan, spoken word poet from Omagh, currently on her 'Wee Irish Tour' around the country

    Official website:  www.catbrogan.com 

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    Rita Ann Higgins, poet

    Rita Ann Higgins, who celebrates her 60th birthday this year

    Official website:  www.ritaannhiggins.com  

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    "Versus" by Hollie McNish

    Scottish slam/performance poet Hollie McNish talks about her latest album of poetry and music “Versus”, which addresses a range of issues like motherhood, racism, immigration and feminism

    Official website:  http://holliepoetry.com   

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    "Occupied" by Angela T Carr

    Angela T Carr reads “Occupied” from her poetry collection “How To Lose Your Home & Save Your Life” (inspired by losing her job and then her home, published by Bradshaw Books)

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