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Frank Ormsby: Book Launch

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Paula Meehan Lecture

PAULA MEEHAN

 ‘The Solace of Artemis’

Thursday, 19 March, at 8pm in the
Crescent Arts Centre

 

Paula Meehan, Ireland Professor of Poetry delivers her second lecture during her three year tenure of the post. 

The full title of the lecture is ‘The Solace of Artemis: On Bears, On Memory and On Teachers’ and was inspired by a poem that she wrote in 2011 after reading the journal ‘Current Biology’.

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NEXT GENERATION POETS:

Alan Gillis and Tara Bergin

Thursday, 26 February at 8pm in the
Crescent Arts Centre

Alan Gillis’s fourth collection, Scapegoat, was published by Gallery Press in 2014. Hawks and Doves (2007) was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize.

Tara Bergin’s first collection, This is Yarrow (Carcanet, 2013) was winner of the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize for First Full Collection, and the 2014 Shine/Strong Poetry Award.

Next Generation poets will be supported by Leontia Flynn (previously a Next Generation Poet) and up and coming poet Stephen Sexton.

Presented in Association with the Poetry Book Society

FREE EVENT, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

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IRISH REVIEW LAUNCH 50TH ISSUE

A Seamus Heaney Special Double Issue
Thursday 12 February, at 8pm in the McMordie Hall, Music Building,
Queen’s University Belfast

Together with Cork University Press, the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry celebrates the publication of the 50th issue of The Irish Review. This special double issue features poetry, reflections and essays in honour of Seamus Heaney, with a number of contributions drawn from the four-day Seamus Heaney: A Conference and Commemoration organised by the Heaney Centre in April 2014. Professor Edna Longley, one of the founders and former editors of The Irish Review will reflect on the issue and its significance in the history of the journal since it first began in 1986. 

Presented in Association with Cork University Press.

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