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 […]
EastSide Arts Festival 8.00pm Monday 6 Aug St. Martin’s Church £10 / £8 concession Everyone Sang (in association with the Seamus Heaney Centre) In the run up to the centenary of the Armistice in November, the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s presents an evening of poetry and music from the war years and in commemoration […]
Listowel Writers Week presents Home Thoughts – Gerald Dawe and Eleanor Shanley 9.30pm Friday 1st June Listowel Arms Ballroom Listowel, Co Kerry What makes a place a home? Is it family? A location that becomes inextricably linked to significant life experiences? Walking streets that become so familiar that you can retrace them in your mind? […]
THE LISTENER The Outnumbered Poet: Critical and Autobiographical Essays, by Dennis O’Driscoll It must have been in the early 1980s that I first met Dennis O’Driscoll, possibly after he published his first poetry collection, Kist (1982), and before the follow-up collection, Hidden Extras (1987). Dennis contributed to a review I was editing in Galway called […]
“[Selected Prose] is Mahon unplugged, meditating on all things that have mattered to him over the stretch of his writing life to date. The volume, under the discrete narrative of individual essays and reviews, merges into a composite picture of the poet himself and the world he imagines, as much as the one in which he […]
Pictured at the Gerald Dawe Gala Reading and Launch of Selected Poems which took place in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Town Hall on May 9th 2012.
Photos taken at the launch of Gerald Dawe’s Selected Poems by Elizabeth O’Connell-Thompson