Martina Evans

‘Cock your ear and a tradition // opens”, Peter Sirr writes in Continual Visit, one of four long sequences in his new book, The Rooms (Gallery Press, (...)

Vona Groake

The shortlist for this year’s Irish Times Poetry Now Award has been announced.The award, now in its 10th year, is presented for the best single vol(...)

In their long and colourful history, alphabet books have evolved from basic instruction manuals to sophisticated and ingenious works of art. With t(...)

Poet and former Irish Times managing editor Gerry Smyth  with Julie O’Callaghan, who accepted the Irish Times Poetry Now award on behalf of her husband, Dennis O’Driscoll. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A poignant period for Irish poetry continued in Dún Laoghaire on Saturday as this year’s Dlr Irish Times Poetry Now award, won by Dennis O’Driscoll’s (...)

Poet and former Irish Times managing editor Gerry Smyth  with Julie O’Callaghan, who accepted the Irish Times Poetry Now award on behalf of her husband, Dennis O’Driscoll. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A poignant period for Irish poetry continued in Dún Laoghaire on Saturday as this year’s Dlr Irish Times Poetry Now award, won by Dennis O’Driscoll’s (...)

Dennis O’Driscoll: died last December. Photograph: Ian Oliver

Dennis O’Driscoll’s final collection Dear Life has won this year’s Irish Times Poetry Now Award. The poet died last December and the award will be pr(...)

Plate-spinners, poets and playwrights will participate in this year’s Clifden Community Arts Festival, which published its programme in Connemara yest(...)

The letters of Italo Calvino? Surely not, we might think, given this writer’s famous guardedness and privacy, his distrust of the biographical, of the(...)

Alternative universe: handwritten poetry by Matthew Sweeney in The Great Book of Ireland

Four new poetry collections imagine very different relationships between writers and a larger community. Greg Delanty’s The Greek Anthology Book XV(...)