Friday 8th July

Learning poems by rote

At the Hay Festival in Wales this year Salman Rushdie said that learning poetry off by heart is a lost art, so Lorcan Clancy wanted to find out what poems people remember ...

Thursday 7th July

“Falling In Love With Broken Things” by Alvy Carragher

Alvy Carragher chats about her debut collection “Falling In Love With Broken Things”, a reflection on the lives of women from childhood into adulthood (published by Salmon Poetry)

“Over Our Heads The Hollow Seas Closed Up”, an exhibition by Brian Maguire

Brian Maguire talks about why issues of migration inspired his collection “Over Our Heads The Hollow Seas Closed Up” which is currently showing at the Kerlin Gallery Further details:  www.kerlingallery.com  ...

Wednesday 6th July

"Loose Ends" by Willie Doherty

Visual artist Willie Doherty explains why he chose the legacy of the 1916 Rising as the inspiration for his exhibition "Loose Ends" which is premiering at the Earagail Arts Festival ...

Tuesday 5th July

"The Edge" by Una Sealy

Una Sealy gives a tour of her current exhibition at the RHA – “The Edge” explores the Dublin northside suburbs of Baldoyle and Howth in landscapes, seascapes and portraits of ...

Review: "The Hatred of Poetry" by Ben Lerner

Anthony Thuillier reviews “The Hatred of Poetry” by poet/novelist Ben Lerner, an essay arguing in favour of the value of poetry despite denunciations of it as an art form (published by ...

"Desire Runs Rings Around Me" by Sarah Clancy

Sarah Clancy reads her poem “Desire Runs Rings Around Me”

Thursday 30th June

"Be My Guest" at the Cork Midsummer Festival

“Be My Guest” took place during the Cork Midsummer Festival last week where people were invited to choose works from the Arts Council collection to display in their own homes ...

Wednesday 29th June

"The Windows Of Graceland" by Martina Evans

Martina Evans chats about her latest collection of poetry “The Windows of Graceland”, an anthology of older works and new and previously unpublished poems (published by Carcanet)

"Nocturne" by Jessica Traynor

Jessica Traynor reads ‘Nocturne’, her poem about an Irish soldier reflecting on the his time fighting in the battle of the Somme



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