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Remembering the people’s poet

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Patrick Kavanagh never spoke about poetry or literature to his friends. The Monaghan born poet and novelist, who grew up on a small farm, was more inclined to talk about everyday news, politics, Marilyn Monroe, horse racing, and goodlooking, rich women or medical students who caught his eye. And there were quite a few of these!

Athlone poet wins Listowel Writers Week poetry award

Athlone poet Jackie Gorman has won the 2017 Listowel Writers Week Single Poem Award.

Windows marks quarter century of giving voice to new writers

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THE WINDOWS authors and artists anthology, co-edited by Cavan based poets Heather Brett and Noel Monahan, has for the past quarter century been an important outlet for emerging artists, and writers who have yet to publish a first book.

Brooklyn goes all Galway as Arlington opens to rave reviews

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Arlington, co-produced with Landmark Productions, opened at St.Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn last Sunday to a fantastic reception. Guests in attendance at the opening performances included author John Grisham, actors Nick Sandow from Orange is the New Black, Paul Reid and Lisa Dwan; Irish artist John Gerrard who exhibits during the Festival and whose new solo show opened at the Simon Preston Gallery in New York; pianist John O’Conor who flew to New York to support his son Hugh in Arlington; poet Paul Muldoon and Consul General of Ireland Barbara Jones as well as many of New York’s artistic community including Joe Mellilo from the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and composers Mikel Rouse and Philip Glass, Arlington runs in New York until May 28.

Galway International Arts Festival impresses New York with drama and talks

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GALWAY INTERNATIONAL Arts Festival and playwright Enda Walsh wowed New York’s culture scene this week with two openings for Walsh’s work, while Galway adventurer, and solo transatlantic rower, Gavan Hennigan took part in the GIAF’s first US First Thought Talk.

Poetry from Warrenpoint to the Kalahari Desert

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THOUGH THERE is much that separates them as poets, Siobhan Campbell and Galway based Aoife Reilly share an unsentimental earthiness about the human body which few of their male counterparts manage to put into words.

'Reading, writing, and thinking together will sustain us'

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WITH THE Galway Theatre Festival having wound down on Sunday, it was time for the Cúirt International Festival of Literature to take the baton in Galway’s annual cultural relay race.

Yrsa Daley-Ward - ‘We’ve all experienced the same emotions’

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HER SURNAMES are Irish, her parentage is Afro-Carribean, she grew up with Seventh Day Adventists, and she is an LGBT writer; Yrsa Daley-Ward is a one-woman rainbow coalition. This month, Cúirt audiences can savour her exhilaratingly raw and sensual writing when she reads at the Town Hall Theatre.

Talk on the poet John Montague at Athlone Library

As a way of marking Poetry Day Ireland, Westmeath County Library is offering the public a chance to hear award-winning poet, Noel Monahan, give a talk on John Montague - one of the 20th century giants of Irish poetry.

Simon Armitage and ‘a good day’s work’ at poetry

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AMONG THE hot tickets at this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature, one of the hottest is Simon Armitage. Since making his debut with Zoom, in 1989, the prolific and versatile Yorkshireman has produced brilliant, award-winning works in poetry, prose, television, theatre and opera.

 

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