Category Archives: Poetry

Eavan Boland’s Dublin – visit the exhibition online

This week sees the official launch of a new website: A Poet’s Dublin – Eavan Boland (https://apoetsdublin.wordpress.com/). The website has been designed to complement and extend two earlier initiatives that celebrate the poet’s seventieth birthday: a book Eavan Boland – A Poet’s Dublin, edited … Continue reading

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Hidden Irelands (an interview with Celia de Fréine in the Dublin Review of Books)

This is the text of a recent essay based on an interview with the poet and playwright Celia de Fréine, published by the Dublin Review of Books at http://www.drb.ie/essays/hidden-irelands HIDDEN IRELANDS (by Lia Mills) Blood Debts, by Celia de Fréine, Scotus … Continue reading

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Nessa O’Mahony on Historical Material & Irish Writing (An Interview)

LM: Can you describe your experience of working with historical material?   NOM: I first began exploring history through the lens of family history. I’d studied history at university – my degree was English and History – and absolutely loved … Continue reading

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Two poetry competitions from The Moth

This just came in from Claire Mulligan @ The Moth Magazine (http://www.themothmagazine.com/) Details of this year’s Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize: * One overall prize of €10,000 for a single poem * Three runner-up prizes of €1,000. The prize is open … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction or Prose Poem?

This is what’s exercising my sluggish, rain-soaked brain at the minute: what is the difference between flash fiction and a prose poem? Narrative, you might suggest – as Nessa O’Mahony did, very helpfully, when I posted the question on Twitter … Continue reading

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Eavan Boland: A Poet’s Dublin (Launch)

On Bloomsday weekend in Dublin a lot of  shop-window mannequins – and some people – sported straw hats; some were even in costume, despite the sunshine. The Rosie Hackett bridge is still a novelty.  Tourists are oblivious to the fact that … Continue reading

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Paula Meehan Lecture: “Imaginary bonnets with real bees in them”

(Annual lecture of the Ireland Professor of Poetry, Paula Meehan: 26th February 2014) The luck of this, to have been in Theatre M (UCD) on a rainy Wednesday night to hear Paula Meehan speak, one of an intimate crowd of … Continue reading

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