Ba mhór agam cuireadh a fháil ó Chumann Merriman páirt a ghlacadh i léamh filíochta mar chuid de Scoil Geimhridh Merriman. Léigh Proinsias Mac a’Bhaird sliocht as a úrscéal Tairngreacht agus do reic Liam Ó Dochartaigh roinnt dánta a leagtar ar Cholm Cille. Ba í Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh reachtaire na hócáide agus tá buíochas ar leith ag dul do Fhiachra Ó Corragáin as an bhfíseagrafaíocht agus eagarthóireacht. Is féidir féachaint siar ar ‘Colm Cille na hÉigse’ anseo.
Oliver O’Hanlon wrote a nice piece about Parnell’s Walking Stick for The Irish Times which you can read here.
In anticipation of 2021’s Amergin Festival, Éigse na Gréine, here is a link to some performances to get us through aimsir an dúluachair: https://amerginpoetry.com/amergin-online/
It was a pleasure to be interviewed by Daniela Theinová for the EFACIS Irish Itinerary Podcast. Daniela is a wonderful poetry critic with a considerable knowledge of the Irish language and its literature. Her book, Limits and Languages in Contemporary Irish Women’s Poetry was recently published by Palgrave. She read her translations of my poems at a reading in Prague some years ago (2012, I think!) You can listen to our conversation here. Buíochas ó chroí leat, a Daniela!
Aneas is a beautiful new Irish-language literary journal edited by the poet Simon Ó Faoláin and published by the Munster Literature Centre. I’m happy to have a new poem in Aneas alongside some of my favourite writers of poetry, short fiction and criticism. It’s available for purchase here.
Sincere thanks to David Gardiner of New Hibernia Review for publishing my work in the Spring 2020 issue, which also features essays by Seán Lysaght and Patrick Kehoe as well as academic articles by Kathryn Milligan, Conor Linnie, John T. Crawford, Sarah Harsh and Alexander E. Callaway. Most fascinating of all (with respect to the above contributors!) is the insightful interview with Thomas Kinsella by Adrienne Levy.
Seo nasc chuig píosa a scríobhas cúpla seachtain ó shin do Tuairisc.
You can listen back to Bernard O’Donoghue, myself and the beautiful singing of Ceara Conway on the Poetry Programme here.
With thanks to Olivia O’Leary, Claire Cunningham, Poetry Ireland and the OPW.