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Week II

When presidents were presidential

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History was indeed made on November 8 when Donald Trump was elected 45th president of the United States. I am not quite sure why history was made, a Republican beating a Democrat is not new, but it certainly feels like something immense has happened. Only something immense could sway the US electorate from voting to return a black Democrat in 2012, to voting four years later for a white billionaire Republican who holds overtly racist and misogynistic views. 

Lucan and the Charge of the Light Brigade

It was the action that went down in military history as much for its commanders’ incompetence as for its soldiers’ perceived heroism.

What is poetry?

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BACK IN the day, when the only poetry textbooks in our secondary schools were Intermediate Cert Poetry and Leaving Cert Poetry, should an intrepid pupil have the temerity to ask “What is poetry?” the answer generally given was “a lyric”.

Remembering Patrick Kavanagh in Galway

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“IF EVER you go to Dublin Town/In a hundred years or so/Inquire for me in Baggot Street/And what I was like to know” wrote the poet Patrick Kavanagh, but you do not have to go to Dublin to find out about him.

Two women’s poems of experience

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POST-HEANEY, Irish poetry is in desperate need of a 'next big thing'. It should, preferably, be a poet with a haircut sufficiently stylish to allow him/her at least pretend to be young.

The Galway Gas Company

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The Galway Board of the Town Commissioners was established in the early 1830s and one of its first objectives was the provision of gas lighting in the city. In December 1836, the commissioners invited a Mr Lyddle from Glasgow to do a survey of the town and he recommended the establishment of a Galway Gas Company. His advice was taken. Shares were snapped up, an agreement was reached between the company and the town commission, and the Rev D’Arcy was appointed company secretary.

'It would be nice to see more poems about carpenters or blocklayers'

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He is originally from Youghal, and now resides in France, but it was while living in Galway that Adam White first discovered his poetic voice at The Crane Bar, and he discovered true romance on Inishbofin.

Protest prayers of the Hello magazine era

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AN EMINENT literary gent recently used the pages of a leading poetry journal to take issue with “the new troubadours of protest and dissent whose combative views” are, he claimed, “promulgated like Papal bulls.”

Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase

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LEADING GALWAY poets like Gerry Hanberry, Alvy Carragher, Miceál Kearney, Pete Mullineaux, and Marie Cadden will read at the 2017 Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase, which takes place next week.

 

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