Wonderful to see two of the Gallery Press’s poets on this year’s Irish Times Poetry Now Award shortlist. The six poets who have been shortlisted for The Irish Times Poetry Now award are Derek Mahon, Against the Clock (The Gallery Press), Eva Bourke, Seeing Yellow (Dedalus Press); Ailbhe Darcy, Insistence (Bloodaxe); Martina Evans, Now We […]
Books of the Year for 2018 from various publications: Against the Clock by Derek Mahon ‘The poems in Derek Mahon’s Against the Clock have his signature elegance, irony and melancholy; they also display a new lightness, as though he has come to accept the world in terms that are rooted and visionary, open to suggestion and […]
11.00 am Saturday 18 August Celebrating Derek Mahon Venue: The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle Kilkenny Arts Festival presents Stephen Rea, Peter Fallon and Maureen Kennelly (Poetry Ireland) in an onstage discussion evaluating and celebrating Derek Mahon’s work including his just published new collection of poems ‘Against the Clock’.
August’s Poem of the Month comes from Derek Mahon’s forthcoming collection Against the Clock Horizons Night wind — a continual, baffled aspirate — wanders the water like a vagrant spirit seeking repose but there is no repose till morning, when the tide withdraws from exposed depths to the south-west with its imaginary Islands of the Blest. […]
Forthcoming titles for 2018 include Collected Poems – Dermot Healy (August), Against the Clock – Derek Mahon (August), Liner Notes – Ciaran Berry (October), From Here to There: Selected Poems and Translations – Ciaran Carson (October), This One High Field – Michelle O’Sullivan (October), Northern Lights – Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill (November) and Calling Cards – The Younger Irish Poets (November, in […]