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  1. Sep05

    Purely Poetry Open Mic Night

    Crescent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Road, Belfast

  2. Sep06

    Pop-Up Writers' Retreat in West Cork

    Cashelfean Silverbirch, Dromgarriff Estate, Glengariff, West Cork

  3. Sep08

    Ó Bhéal: Alyson Hallett

    Upstairs at The Long Valley Winthrop Street, Cork

  4. Sep10

    Creative Writing at the Benwiskin Centre with Monica Corish

    The Benwiskin Centre, Ballintrillick, Sligo

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The Poetry Now @ dlr Book Festival 2014 is on from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th September.

Poetry highlights include a reading with Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and the winners of this year's Trócaire-Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition, The Poetry Shed celebration of Dylan Thomas, readings with Vona Groarke, Don Paterson, Sinéad Morrissey and Michael Symmons Roberts, Menna Elfyn in conversation with Nessa O'Mahony, workshops with Don Paterson and Anatoly Kudryavitsky, the Irish Times Poetry Now Award and the Strong/Shine Award poetry reading.

Full programme are available from Mountains to Sea at www.mountainstosea.ie

This year, the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series teamed up with the Irish Writers' Centre and Dublin Writers Festival for two cabaret-style evenings in the ambient surroundings of the Irish Writers' Centre to reveal nine promising new voices: Erin Fornoff, Angela T Car, Larry Stapleton, Breda Wall Ryan, Kevin Conroy, Colm Scully, Rachel Coventry, Paul McMahon and Stiofán Ó hIfearnáin. This year's programme also included specially selected musical accompaniment from new and emerging musicians Twin Headed Wolf and Reactor 4

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Issue 2

Poetry Ireland Review

Poems by Peter Fallon, Sinéad Morrissey,
Simon Ó Faoláin, Caitríona O'Reilly, Eavan Boland
and Dermot Healy.
Plus reviews, essays and articles. Download ISSUE 1  click here

Desmond O'Grady (1935-2014)
Poetry Ireland has learned with regret of the passing of poet Desmond O'Grady, a member of Aosdána since its inception in 1981. Born in Limerick, Desmond led an extraordinary and varied life, which included a stint as secretary to Ezra Pound and an appearance in Fellini's La Dolce Vita. But it’s as a poet and a translator from many languages, including Irish,  Welsh, Greek and Arabic, that he will be best remembered.
In a foreword to the poet's Selected Poems, his publisher Peter Fallon commented: 'Because his work is personal and large, because he celebrates mankind and life and knows the “triumph of trying”, the effects of Desmond O'Grady's poetry are enlightening',  possessing 'a rare clarity and integrity'.
Poetry Ireland extends its sincere sympathy to Desmond’s daughter, Deirdre, and to his family and friends.


Electric Picnic - Saturday 30th August

Paul Muldoon, Iarla O Lionaird and Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill


Culture Night - Friday 19th September, 5pm - 9pm

Open Mic & Special Guest Appearances at Hodges Figgis, Irish Georgian Society and The Irish Writers Centre


Clifden Arts Festival - Monday 22nd September, 8pm, Station House Theatre

Peter Fallon and Terry Woods in conversation with Vincent Woods


Dublin Festival of History - Saturday 27th September, 11am, Dublin Castle

Poetry Aloud commemorates World War I with historian Dr Paul Rouse


Belfast Festival at Queen's - Friday 24th October, 8pm, Skainos Centre

Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill reads her work in Irish, with translations read by students from the Seamus Heaney Centre

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Poetry Ireland Review - Issues 1 to 30 are now available online. » Search here

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