Launch of ‘Calling Cards’

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Wednesday 21st November at 7pm in Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1.

The Gallery Press and Poetry Ireland present the lauch of Calling Cards, an anthology of ten younger Irish poets with translations into English.

In a novel partnership between Poetry Ireland and The Gallery Press Calling Cards introduces a new generation of Irish-language poets to a wider audience. This vibrant anthology includes prize-winning authors of several collections as well as three who have yet to publish a book. The translators include some of Ireland’s finest poets. Edited by Peter Fallon and Aifric Mac Aodha.

Poems in Irish
Máirtín Coilféir • Proinsias Mac a’ Bhaird • Aifric Mac Aodha • Marcus Mac Conghail • Caitríona Ní Chléirchín • Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh • Doireann Ní Ghríofa • Caitlín Nic Íomhair • Simon Ó Faoláin • Stiofán Ó hIfearnáin

Translations
Colette Bryce • Ciaran Carson • Peter Fallon • Alan Gillis • Medbh McGuckian • Paul Muldoon • Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin • Peter Sirr • David Wheatley

Available to pre-order

Published: November 2018
RRP: €12.95 paperback / €18.95 hardback
ISBN PBK: 978 1 91133 755 3
ISBN HBK: 978 1 91133 756 0

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RTÉ Radio 1 Arena

 

I read a poem for Arena, RTÉ Radio One’s arts programme, on Friday. It’s dedicated to Jean McConville and the children of the Mother and Baby Home in Tuam. I read a prose translation in English that I did myself for the broadcast. You can listen to it here

Around this time last year there was a long article in the New Yorker about Jean McConville and her family entitled ‘Where the Bodies are Buried.’ Harrowing stuff.

New Anthology: Poètes de Munster 1960-2015

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I was delighted to have been included in a new anothology of poets from Munster that was recently published by Éditions Illador, edited by Clíona Ní Ríordáin and Paul Bensimon. It is a beautifully designed book with translations from English and Irish to French. Félicitations!

Here is an article in The Irish Examiner about the book:

http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/artsfilmtv/munster-poetry-is-finding-its-rhythm-311831.html

Lunch and Launch
Some of the poets gathered at the gorgeous Farmgate restaurant for lunch before the launch at Cork City Library.

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I’m particularly grateful to Clíona for including my work in another anothology she edited recently, Femmes d’Irlande en Poésie, 1973-2013 (Éditions Caractères, 2013).