|12th Jul 11|
Poetry Ireland/Éigse Éireann and Schools Across Borders 2011
Poetry Ireland Éigse Éireann and Schools Across Borders Creative Writing Project
Schools Across Borders is an organisation that aims to empower young people to form and express their own opinions freely.
Now in its third consecutive year, SAB and PI piloted this new programme over the 2008/2009 school year, and we hope to begin another Creative Writing Project programme with this year’s students from Ireland, Northern Ireland, Palestine and Israel. Already looking forward to seeing the outcome of their creative efforts in 2011/2012!
|21st Jun 11|
Shamrock (No 18) Now Available
|The new issue of Shamrock (No 18) is now available online at http://shamrockhaiku.webs.com/currentissue.htm |
It has a big selection of Albanian haiku in English translation, two essays, one on Albanian haiku, another on Ezra Pound and haiku, as well as a big selection of international haiku, two book reviews and a haibun.
|20th Jun 11|
Lishanu Issue #2 Now Available
Lishanu Issue #2 is now online, at http://lishanu.com/
|11th May 11|
|Poetry Ireland was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of poet, playwright and writer Patrick Galvin. Alongside being a successful poet and author, Galvin was also founder/chairman of the Munster Literature Centre, the Dún Laoghaire Poetry Now festival and a member of Aosdána. He is survived by his wife Mary Johnston and his five children. |
Described as fiery, iconoclastic, socialist and anti-establishment Galvin was informed by the experience of a politicised working-class childhood in Cork city and his work "has always resisted categorisation and certainly seems closer to European or South American writing than anything else produced in Ireland."
He published a number of collections of poetry, including Heart of Grace, as well as plays and radio plays including And Him Stretched and The Devil's Own People. His autobiography, which formed a trilogy, Song for a Poor Boy, Song for a Raggy Boy and Song for a Fly Boy received crititcal acclaim - culminating in a film adaptation starring Aidan Quinn.
We would like to express our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
|3rd May 11|
Winner of the Strokestown International Poetry Prize
The winner of the Strokestown International Poetry Prize was announced last Sunday as Jane Routh. The Strokestown/Colmcille Prize was won by Ciarán Ó Coigligh and the winner of the Percy French Prize was Peter Goulding.
Full details of the prize can be found at strokestownpoetry.org