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Overcoming the Fear: Breeding Monsters by Trevor Conway
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I think fear gets a bad rap. True, it affects us in negative ways. It causes us to worry, to get stressed. It coats our palms in salty sweat, shoots...

Flower Press by Alice Kinsella
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It feels like my poetry collection, Flower Press, has come into existence both very slowly and incredibly quickly. I never set out to write a poetry collection. I definitely never...

All In The Lingo: Colm Keegan On Dublin’s Most Exciting New Year Literary Event
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Lingo, Ireland’s Spoken Word Festival, is again linking in with NYF Dublin to curate two spoken word events to ring in 2017. Here’s poet and Lingo Co-founder Colm Keegan with...

Bringing a Major Irish Poet Back Home by Nessa O’Mahony
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As my co-editor Siobhán Campbell writes in the introduction to Eavan Boland: Inside History, a new book of essays and poems on the work of one of Ireland’s leading poets...

Kerrie O’Brien’s Illuminate
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As I child I spent most of my time in bookshops and libraries. Reading was my escapism. When I was 16, I received a book of Nan Goldin’s photography and...

Trevor Conway on Lazy Verbs: Time for the Treadmill
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Trevor Conway, a Sligoman living in Galway since 2005, writes mainly poetry, fiction and songs. He’s drawn to write about nature, creativity, football and people/society, especially the odd ways in...

Will You Be My Friend? Gabriel Fitzmaurice
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I qualified as a national teacher in 1972 at the tender age of 19. (Yes! they let 19 year olds loose on the children of the nation in those days....

Explain Yourself: Daragh Bradish
Posted by Daragh Bradish in > Poets

“Explain yourself”.  How often did you hear that command from grown-ups when you were young, and hadn’t a hope of providing a coherent response?  No doubt you struggled with words,...

To Skin a Cat: The Daunting Second Collection by Afric McGlinchey
Posted by Afric McGlinchy in > Poets

A first poetry collection is, effectively, an autobiography, no matter how you try to disguise it. The second collection is more daunting. Do you break from your earlier style and...

Poetry and Its Packaging by Trevor Conway
Posted by Trevor Conway in > Interviews > Poets

It’s been nine months since A Poem for Ireland catapulted poetry to the attention of the masses. That period pregnant with potential has passed, with the place of poetry in...