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The poet, Van Morrison, and their native Belfast

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AT FIRST glance the reader could be forgiven for thinking Gerald Dawe’s new book, In Another World - Van Morrison and Belfast, is a memoir of Van and his life in Belfast. There is some justification for this, but Dawe's short volume is so much more, and in fact packs one hell of a punch.

A poet of whom Markievicz would have approved

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THE RECENT Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets has been criticised on the grounds that the gender balance is skewed in favour of those in permanent possession of a penis.

New Year creative writing classes @ GTI

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THOSE DETERMINED not to let 2018 pas without finally putting pen to paper, and composing the poems of that story they have had in their head for ages, can begin with creative writing classes in the Galway Technical Institute.

Award winning writers announced to read at Cúirt

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Winter’s Bone author and acclaimed American ‘country noir’ novelist, Daniel Woodrell; Pulitzer Prize-Winning American poet, Jorie Graham; and award winning Irish author Bernard MacLaverty, will all read at next year's Cúirt festival.

Snámh na Saoirse

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AN TAIBHDHEARC is set to host Snámh na Saoirse, an imaginative play by Róisín Sheehy, which fuses dance, drama, and music. This is Sheehy’s debut work for theatre and is a poetic re-telling of a tragic drowning which occurred off the Great Blasket Island in 1909.

Fran McCann is Almost There!

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FRAN MCCANN'S ART might owe more to Myles Davis or John Coltrane than to any visual artist. It can be seen in his subject matter, and in his method - a painter's equivalent of a jazz's spontaneous riffs and improvised chords.

A different view on the odes of John Keats

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THE POETRY of John Keats is often discussed in terms of the poet's appreciation of beauty and sensuousness, but a new book by a Galway academic argues there is more to the man's work than that.

‘My writing background is not Joyce or Yeats but the Americans’

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The Ghosts Of Galway, Ken Bruen’s 13th Jack Taylor novel, has just been published and to mark its arrival Bruen met me in the Hotel Meyrick last Monday to range widely over his eventful life and acclaimed work.

Letter from Ted Hughes to Assia’s sister, Celia Chaikin, April 14 1969

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'My writing background is not Joyce or Yeats but the Americans'

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The Ghosts Of Galway, Ken Bruen’s 13th Jack Taylor novel, has just been published and to mark its arrival Bruen met me in the Hotel Meyrick last Monday to range widely over his eventful life and acclaimed work.

 

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