Sunday, April 18, 2021

Ireland Reads - Poetry with Tom French.

Came across this while browsing. Fine poem here by Tom French. He works for the Meath County Library Service and his books are published by The Gallery Press, Oldcastle. 

Sunday, April 11, 2021

45 Intriguing Quotes by Emily Dickinson!

Emily Dickinson was born on December the 10th in 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts and died on May the 15th in 1886. She is considered by many to be one of the greatest American poets of the nineteenth century and hard to argue with that. A pause for thought on a Sunday evening. With thanks to 'MagicalQuote' for loading to Youtube and the old share button. 

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Trócaire Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition 2021!

 Trócaire Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition 2021!

In association with Poetry Ireland.

This one has a deadline of Friday the 7th of May and the theme here is on Conflict: Pathways to to Peace. How families who have lost their homes and loved ones are rebuilding their lives through love and friendship. It is free to enter and open to young people, children and adults alike. Published and unpublished. You can enter online or by post and the full details are on the Poetry Ireland Competition page. Link to the right. Three poems per person and do not exceed thirty lines. Trócaire uses the arts to raise awareness about the leading global issues of our time. 


Sunday, March 28, 2021

Trim Poetry Festival 2021/ Orla Fay Reading!

Trim Poetry Festival 2021/Orla Fay Reading!

This is a lovely piece to cheer you up of a Sunday morning or indeed any morning. Orla Fay has her own websites (Links to the right} and was the editor of Boyne Berries for many years. She has won many awards for her writing and is widely published. A forthcoming collection from Salmon Poetry. Give a listen.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Trim Poetry Festival 2021/ Jean O' Brien!

Trim Poetry Festival 2021/ Jean O' Brien ~ Poetry Reading!

The judge for this year's festival gives a reading of her own poems here and with thanks for selecting 'Normal People' for the short-list.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Trim Poetry Festival 2021/ Videos!

Trim Poetry Festival 2021/ Videos!

A second video from the Trim Poetry Festival 2021. This one features the winner and two runner-ups and a couple of the short-listed poems.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Trim Poetry Festival 2021/ Boyne Writers' Reading!

Congratulations to The Boyne Writers on another successful online festival. The effort it takes to pull these things together must be considerable and there are a number of interesting videos on their website. Link to the right! The plus side of an online festival is that you can browse through as time allows and return to at your convenience and while a get together has its own advantages, I'd imagine that in the future if we ever get there, the winners may be required to provide a video or two. Who knows?