Ann and Richard Power with Patrick and Robert, the eldest of their six children, in Iowa in 1959 where he was attending the Iowa Writers’ Workshop

When The Hungry Grass was first published in l969, there was one review that made me laugh. It was by a priest and in it he said: “I don’t know anyth(...)

‘This generation has left a country that has learned to speak emotion.’

Once on a transatlantic flight, I was sitting behind two women, both Irish and both, like me, on the return journey from a visit back home to Ireland.(...)

Seamus Heaney: teamed up with Des Kavanagh as a boarder at St Columb’s College

Louis MacNeice on Nimmo’s pier head, Moya Cannon on the banks of the Corrib, Mairtín Ó Direáín east of Arainn ... wherever you walk in Galway, (...)

Dublin book event to celebrate capital city in verse and song 2:07

A month-long programme of events celebrating a collection of verse and songs associated with Dublin was officially announced by Lord Mayor of Dubli(...)