Poetry

Friday 19th May

"Faith After Saenredam and Other Paintings", an exhibition by Paul Winstanley

British artist Paul Winstanley explains the meaning behind his latest exhibition at the Kerlin Gallery - "Faith After Saenredam and Other Paintings" is  inspired by Dutch painters Saenredam and Vermeer ...

Tuesday 16th May

"Alphabet Of An Age/Aibítir Aoise" by Celia de Fréine

Celia de Fréine reads "Alphabet Of An Age/Aibítir Aoise" from her collection of the same name (published by Arlen House)

Monday 15th May

"Milk and Honey" by Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur talks about her latest collection "Milk and Honey", exploring issues of rape, domestic abuse, attitudes to menstruation and love

Thursday 11th May

Stephen Rea reads Seamus Heaney's "Aeneid: Book VI" at the Abbey Theatre

Stephen Rea who, with cellist Neil Martin, will perform Seamus Heaney’s translation of Book VI of Virgil’s Aeneid at the Abbey Theatre in aid of Youth Horizons in Jobstown, a ...

Review: "The Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats" as taught by Allen Ginsberg

Dave Lordan reviews "The Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats" as taught by Allen Ginsberg, a series of his lectures from his 1977 course on the ...

Tuesday 9th May

"The Insomnia Poems", the latest collection from Grace Nichols

Guyanese poet Grace Nichols talks about her latest collection "The Insomnia Poems" (published by Bloodaxe Books)

Thursday 4th May

"The Language Hospital" by John Murphy

John Murphy chats about his second collection "The Language Hospital", which explores themes of displacement, honesty in language and aging (published by Salmon Poetry)

Tuesday 25th April

"A Name Unmade: Francis Ledwidge (1887-1917)" at the Solstice Arts Centre

Dermot Bolger and Mick O'Dea discuss the life and work of Irish war poet Francis Ledwidge, in this centenary year of his death Solstice Arts Centre exhibition details:  www.solsticeartscentre.ie

"Tune/Port" by Celia de Fréine

Celia de Fréine reads "Tune/Port" from an as-yet unpublished collection called "In Response to Rilke:  i bhFreagairt ar Rilke"; she is a guest at the Strokestown International Poetry Festival this ...

Friday 21st April

"Rise", the new collection by Elaine Feeney

Elaine Feeney – who is a guest at this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature - chats about exploring subjects like illness, history and feminism in her latest collection "Rise" ...

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