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    "Vote No 1" by photographer Mark Duffy

    Mark Duffy explains how seeing the Irish countryside littered with European and local election posters in 2014 inspired him to create the photographic exhibition and book “Vote No 1”

    Official website:  www.markduffyphotographer.com   

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    "Barefoot Souls" by Maram al-Masri, translated by Theo Dorgan

    Theo Dorgan who translated into English the latest collection of poetry from Syrian poet Maram al-Masri - “Barefoot Souls”, a collection chronicling the lives of Syrian women living in a Muslim culture in contemporary France (published by Arc Publications)

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    Niamh McCann, artist

    Niamh McCann explains the inspiration for her latest art exhibition “Just Left Of Copernicus (The Roof of the Story)” running at VISUAL in Carlow

    Exhibition details:  www.visualcarlow.ie    

    Official website:  www.niamhmccann.com

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    Dermot Bolger poetry

    Dermot Bolger reads his poem about Homefarm Road in Drumcondra and uilleann piper Seamus Ennis which features in his latest collection “That Which Is Suddenly Precious” (published by New Island Books)

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    Arena at the Dublin Book Festival 2015

    Tonight's show is live from Smock Alley Theatre as part of the Dublin Book Festival; guests include poet Kate Dempsey and authors Frankie Gaffney, Danielle McLaughlin and Reggie Chamberlain King and live music from The Matthews and The Healing

    Full details: www.dublinbookfestival.com      

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    Karl Parkinson, poet

    Performance poet Karl Parkinson talks about his influences and the collection he is working on “Butterflies of a Bad Summer” (poems which are mostly about other artists/poets)

    Official website: https://twitter.com/Kparkspoet 

     

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    "Dry Stone Wall" by Jane Clarke

    Jane Clarke reads “Dry Stone Wall” from her debut poetry collection “The River” (published by Bloodaxe Books)

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