Now that Easter Week is about to begin, we’re expecting a lot of posts relating to the Easter Rising.Read more "Begorrathon 2016: Week Three"
Today is the anniversary of the death of Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney. He died in 2013, and the poet’s passing was a shock. Thousands attended his funeral service, which was broadcast live on Irish television. Now, almost two years later, the epitaph on Heaney’s gravestone has been revealed, and it’s just as wise as his poetry:Walk on Air […]Read more "Walk on Air Against Your Better Judgement"
To celebrate the wealth and breadth and general awesomeness of Irish cultural life, 746 Books and The Fluff is Raging are co-hosting a month-long cultural celebration of all things Irish.Read more "Announcing the Begorrathon"
By Niall McArdle It’s been 7 months since the sudden death of Seamus Heaney, and for those who care about poetry the tragic loss is still fresh,. By the way, April in the United States is National Poetry Month. His life and work will be celebrated on April 23rd at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. […]Read more "April A to Z: H is for Heaney"
By Niall McArdle Seamus Heaney’s final words were “Noli timere”: Don’t be afraid And I suppose we shouldn’t be: Irish poetry is still in good hands. Here are some contemporary Irish poets. All poetry quoted below remains the copyright of the poets. Ciaran Carson Belfast Confetti Suddenly as the riot squad moved in, it was […]Read more "St. Patrick’s Week: After Heaney – Seven Great Living Irish Poets"