Sinéad Morrissey: previously won the award book of poems ‘Through the Square Window’

The winner of this year’s Irish Times Poetry Now award is Sinéad Morrissey for her collection Parallax, published by Carcanet Press. The €2,000 prize(...)

The five poets shortlisted for The Irish Times Poetry Now award are, clockwise from top left,  Nick Laird, Conor O’Callaghan, Tara Bergin, Billy Ramsell and Sinéad Morrissey

There is a poem of sorts on the flyleaf of Nick Laird’s new poetry collection, Go Giants. “Poetry,” he writes, “they’re pretty sure you’re not wort(...)

Chris Morash, Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On a shelf in the office of Chris Morash, the new Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing at Trinity College Dublin, sits the head of a troll. In ter(...)

Something very interesting happened in Irish theatre in the 1960s and 1970s. One of the most basic elements of a play is a character: a coheren(...)