Tue, 28 Apr, 2020
Thu, 26 Mar, 2020
As she approaches her 90th year, the bestselling Irish writer has been named the winner of the 2019 David Cohen Prize for Literature.
Tue, 26 Nov, 2019
IT WAS written about an old ruin in Co Wexford but it may as well have been written for any other place.
Sun, 17 Nov, 2019
It’s a thankless task, editing a poetry anthology — by their very nature they attract criticism for who makes the final cut and who doesn’t.
Sat, 10 Jun, 2017
Alannah Hopkin discusses the inspiration behind her new book of poems and songs about Cork City, On the Banks.
Sat, 24 Dec, 2016
Mon, 12 Dec, 2016
James Joyce, Seamus Heaney and Thomas McCarthy are among the poets assembled in a wonderful book of writings inspired by music, says Alan O’Riordan
Mon, 07 Nov, 2016
A powerful new book on the life of Derek Mahon sent Thomas McCarthy back to Mahon’s four key works, The Yaddo Letter, The Hudson Letter, The Yellow Book and Harbour Lights.
Sat, 11 Oct, 2014
Poetry readings, art, music, and photography will be the subject of free public events over the coming months to coincide with the display of the $1m Great Book of Ireland at University College Cork.
Wed, 28 May, 2014
Leaving Certificate students continue to rely quite heavily on predicting which poets will be examined and memorising prepared answers, reports suggest.
Fri, 04 Apr, 2014
IN 1970, fresh out of St Colman’s boarding school, I attended UCC.
Mon, 10 Feb, 2014
In the Morning I’ll Be Gone
Sat, 18 Jan, 2014
Sat, 31 Aug, 2013
The appearance of poet Sylvia Plath on Leaving Certificate English Paper 2 will have brought joy to a huge proportion of the 35,000 higher-level students yesterday afternoon.
Fri, 07 Jun, 2013
The English papers faced by about 53,000 Leaving Certificate students were based on themes of storytelling and humour.
Thu, 06 Jun, 2013
Edgelands: Journeys into England’s True Wilderness
Sat, 20 Oct, 2012
THE poet, Louis MacNeice died suddenly in 1963 of viral pneumonia, contracted while recording sound effects in an underground cave in Yorkshire for his last radio play, Persons from Porlock.
Sat, 14 Aug, 2010
Nobel prize winning poet Seamus Heaney has joined Hollywood actress Charlize Theron and artist Louis le Brocquy in the campaign against the M3 motorway.
Wed, 02 Jul, 2008
THE appearance of poets Derek Mahon and Adrienne Rich on yesterday’s English higher level Paper II was welcomed in Kilkenny, where students had made preparations with those in mind.
Fri, 06 Jun, 2008
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