Robert Frost

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Stoat on dry stone wall. Illustration: Michael Viney

Once, in what proved to be a rite of passage, I followed writer and cartographer Tim Robinson as he led a tortuous way across the field walls on Aran (...)

The how, when and why of career choices are capricious things. Photograph: iStock

Ken was a recent student of mine. He was born into a family of barristers, but no family law firm was ever established, so he naively believed he coul(...)

Poet Mary Oliver, with her dog Ricky, at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida in 2013. Photograph: Angel Valentine/The New York Times

Mary Oliver, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose work, with its plain language and minute attention to the natural world, drew a wide following while (...)

Niall O’Dowd is founder of Irish American Magazine, the Irish Voice Newspaper, and IrishCentral.com. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A summer long ago, 1985 to be exact, I found myself making the most important decision of my life. I had lived in California for seven years but had (...)

Paul Simon: the most subtle of cerebral US singer-songwriters performs for the last time in Ireland at the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Vincent West/Reuters

When the opening chords of Paul Simon’s beautiful elegy America soar out one last time this evening across the RDS arena in Dublin, emotion, memory an(...)

This year, the entire class of 2018 studied Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’.

The exam hall was roasting on day one. But by day two, we had learned more, and the windows were opened a bit more. Still, the students were sweating(...)

The Wall: the dialogue can sound a little ripe, but the action is appropriately brutish and impeccably timed.  Photograph: David James courtesy of Amazon Studios

No Aristotelian unity is left behind in this taut, parsimonious, one-set war thriller, a Gulf War picture that, lumped together with Buried, makes for(...)

Edward Thomas: often accompanied Robert Frost  on bird-watching treks through Gloucestershire

When Robert Frost wrote his famous poem The Road Not Taken in 1915, he thought of it as a playful thing, rather than any kind of manifesto. After all,(...)

Since the GAA adopted the single transferable vote used in Dáil elections, there is no longer any opportunity for unexpected bandwagoning at Congress. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

By Friday night the identity of the 38th GAA president will be known. The field for the election is the largest in 27 years with five candidates takin(...)

Barack Obama as he is sworn in on January 20th, 2009, as US president, on the same Bible used to swear in Abraham Lincoln. Photograph: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Abraham Lincoln: the 16th president of the United States

Donald J Trump will on Friday ascend the steps of Capitol Hill and utter an oath first sworn by George Washington in 1789. “I do solemnly swear that (...)

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