Friday 24th March

Fanny Howe reads from "O'Clock"

American poet Fanny Howe reads one of the poems from her collection "O'Clock"...she is a guest at the Mounts to Sea dlr Book Festival this weekend Further details:   www.mountainstosea.ie

Thursday 23rd March

"The Zoo Of The New: Poems To Read Now", selected by Nick Laird and Don Paterson

Nick Laird, who selected the works to include in "The Zoo Of The New: Poems To Read Now" with Don Paterson, a chronicle of five centuries of verse (published by ...

Tuesday 21st March

"No More, No Less" by John Cummins

Performance poet John Cummins reads "No More, No Less" in memory of his father Official website:   www.facebook.com/johncumminspoetician 

"The Deep Heart's Core", an anthology edited by Pat Boran and Eugene O'Connell

Pat Boran, co-editor of  the anthology “The Deep Heart’s Core”, for which 100 Irish poets were asked to re-visit a poem that is important to them (published by Dedalus Press)

Monday 20th March

Review: "Manga Hokusai Manga" at the Trinity Long Room Hub

Dave Hendrick reviews “Manga Hokusai Manga”, an exhibition of Japanese manga drawings reflecting the different eras of this unique part of Japanese cultural history; it is running at the Trinity ...

Derek Walcott RIP

Remembering the Caribbean poet Derek Walcott who died recently. He reads his poem "Volcano" in tribute to James Joyce and Joseph Conrad (from the programme 'Writing Out Heaney and Walcott' ...

Friday 17th March

"Who's Afraid Of Contemporary Art?" by Jessica Cerasi and Kyung An

Jessica Cerasi, co-author of "Who's Afraid Of Contemporary Art?", an A-Z guide to the world of contemporary art (published by Thames & Hudson)

"Portobello Sonnets" by Harry Clifton

Harry Clifton chats about the area of south Dublin that inspired his latest collection of poetry “Portobello Sonnets” (published by Bloodaxe Books)

Thursday 16th March

"Mallacht/Curse" by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Doireann Ní Ghríofa reads "Mallacht/Curse" from her latest collection 'Oighear' (published by Coiscéim)  

Wednesday 15th March

Review: "Stranger, Baby", a collection by Emily Berry

Jessica Traynor reviews "Stranger, Baby", a collection of poetry by Emily Berry, which addresses loss and the death of the 13-year old Berry's mother (published by Faber & Faber)



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