Thursday, April 18, 2013

Eva Bourke reads at National Gallery of Ireland, Lunchtime, 01 May 2013

The National Gallery of Ireland, in association with Poetry Ireland, presents a lunchtime reading by poet Eva Bourke, NGI, Dublin 2, Lunchtime (1.05 pm), 01 May 2013. Free admission: no booking necessary.

Eva Bourke was born in Germany and has lived in Ireland for many years. She studied German Literature and History of Art at the University of Munich. She has published two anthologies of Irish poetry in German translation, as well as a selection of the work of the German poet Elisabeth Borchers, translated into English, Winter on White Paper (2002). Her own collections of poetry include: Gonella, Litany for the Pig, Spring in Henry Street and Travels With Gandolpho (2000), The Latitude of Naples (2005) and, most recently, piano (2011), the latter three from Dedalus Press. She is  co-editor, together with Borbála Faragó, of Landing Places: Immigrant Poets in Ireland (2010). She has lectured extensively on contemporary Irish poetry in the USA, Germany, Austria and Hungary.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Máighréad Medbh discusses Savage Solitude, Arena, RTE Radio 1

Poet and writer Máighréad Medbh discusses her new book, Savage Solitude: Reflections of a Relucant Loner, with Sean Rocks on RTÉ Radio 1's Arena arts show, 10 April 2013, here.

Subtitled ‘Reflections of a Reluctant Loner’, Savage Solitude is an unusual and thought-provoking book, taking the reader on a journey through the immediate experience of being alone.

Drawing on quotations from a wide range of poets, philosophers, writers and scientists, the conversation of the book moves in a kind of rolling wave that is simultaneously story and analysis, report and ongoing investigation.

Intimate, empathetic, dramatic, this multi-voiced work is a study by immersion, a living experience conducted through the medium of text, and all the while pushing towards an answer to the question (more pressing than ever in our hi-tech age) of how to be alone.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Paula Meehan reads with Rita Ann Higgins, Thurs 11 April, 2013

Poetry Ireland in association with the Marino College and Five Lamps Festival presents a reading by Paula Meehan & Rita Ann Higgins on Thursday 11 April @ 6pm at THE LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1.

Paula Meehan's most recent publication is Mysteries of the Home (Dedalus Press, 2013).

Further information: T 087 2190632 W