What Do You Mean You Haven't Read?

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

Ibrahim Noonan
Imam of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Maryam Mosque, Ballybrit

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What Do You Mean You Haven't Read?

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

Barry Richardson, musician
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick

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What Do You Mean You Haven't Read?

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

Jenny Farrell
Department of Languages & Humanities, GMIT

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What Do You Mean You Haven't Read?

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Pauline O’Reilly
Green Party Senator

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Poems for the Lockdown - romance in a Galway bookshop

Mon, Jun 15, 2020

THE FINAL of my nine Poems For The Lockdown is from my third poetry collection, Frightening New Furniture, which was published by Salmon Poetry in 2010. It was inspired by an interaction I observed in a famous Galway bookshop. Any resemblance to Charlie Byrne’s is entirely deliberate.

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What Do You Mean You Haven't Read?

Thu, Jun 11, 2020

Anna McCarthy, lead singer/songwriter with indie-rock band, Dott

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Poems for the Lockdown - chatting up girls in Galway

Mon, Jun 08, 2020

IN THIS poem from my 2005 debut collection, The Boy With No Face, I take a comic look at my mostly unsuccessful attempts at wooing a person of the opposite gender in night clubs such as The Oasis in Salthill.

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What Do You Mean You Haven't Read?

Thu, Jun 04, 2020

Michael Gorman, poet
Short stories of Anton Chekhov

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Poems for the Lockdown - the changing face of Galway

Mon, Jun 01, 2020

THIS POEM was written in 2002 and features in my first collection of poems, The Boy With No Face, published by Salmon in 2005.

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What Do You Mean You Haven't Read?

Thu, May 28, 2020

Tara Jaye Burke, animator
The Running Man by Richard Bachman (Stephen King)

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Poems for the Lockdown - Merlin Park Hospital

Mon, May 25, 2020

THIS IS the title poem from my most recent poetry collection, published by Salmon last summer. It was inspired by my visits to the Infusion Unit at Merlin Park Hospital, where I am a regular.

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What Do You Mean You Haven't Read?

Thu, May 21, 2020

Paula Healy, station manager, Flirt 101.3 FM
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind

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I dream I am in my favourite pub...

Thu, May 21, 2020

Days and nights play out like a loop. It begins with a dream. I am in my favourite pub. Tígh Neachtain, Cross Street. Writers, painters, actors, singers, the whole lot of us, locked in and making merry.

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Cocooning with my books

Thu, May 21, 2020

Due to the suddenness of the lockdown in Ireland, I found myself suddenly cocooning at home with little or no contact with the bookshop.

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Poems for the Lockdown - Bohermore cemetery

Mon, May 18, 2020

I WROTE this poem in 2014 after the English poet Helen Mort, who, as well as being an excellent poet, is an accomplished cross country runner, asked me: "And do you run?"

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What Do You Mean You Haven't Read...?

Thu, May 14, 2020

Leo Moran, singer-songwriter
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

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Poems for the Lockdown - Eyre Square

Mon, May 11, 2020

THIS POEM was written for a poetry competition the Galway City Council organised on the theme of ‘Eyre Square’ and it featured in my fourth poetry collection, The Ghost In The Lobby, published by Salmon in 2014.

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What Do You Mean You Haven't Read...?

Thu, May 07, 2020

Rev Lynda Peilow, rector, St Nicholas' Collegiate Church

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Poems for the Lockdown - Recession once again?

Mon, May 04, 2020

THIS POEM was written over the June Bank Holiday weekend in 2008 and featured in my third poetry collection, Frightening New Furniture, which was published by Salmon in 2010.

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What Do You Mean You Haven't Read...?

Thu, Apr 30, 2020

Fred Johnston, poet, author, critic
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee and Walker Evans

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