These dark nights and dank days make curling up on the sofa with some great poetry books even more appealing! Read on to find out about Calling Cards, the result of a novel partnership between The Gallery Press and Poetry Ireland. Launching on 21 November, this new anthology features work by ten younger Irish-language poets translated into English by leading Irish poets.
It’s almost time for the winter issue of Poetry Ireland Review, so make sure you’ve subscribed to be among the first to receive it.
And finally, don’t forget to cast your vote for the Listowel Writers’ Week Irish Poem of the Year Award at the An Post Irish Book Awards!
The Gallery Press and Poetry Ireland launch Calling Cards
Edited by Peter Fallon and Aifric Mac Aodha, Calling Cards is a vibrant anthology from The Gallery Press and Poetry Ireland, that pairs the work of ten younger Irish-language poets with translations by some of Ireland’s most well-known poets. Poems by prize-winning authors of several collections, such as Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, Doireann Ní Ghríofa and Simon Ó Faoláin, are included alongside the work of fine poets who have yet to publish a book. The list of translators includes internationally acclaimed poets Ciaran Carson, Medbh McGuckian, Paul Muldoon and Ireland Professor of Poetry Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin.
Calling Cards launches at Poetry Ireland on Wednesday 21 September, and is available to pre-order at www.gallerypress.com.
An Post Irish Book Awards: Vote for your favourite poem!
Voting has commenced for this year’s Listowel Writers’ Week Irish Poem of the Year Award at the An Post Irish Book Awards. Of the 200 entries anonymously adjudicated by Richard Skinner, Director of the Fiction Programme at the Faber Academy, we are delighted to announce that Erin Halliday’s poem ‘Inglis & Co Ltd.’ from Poetry Ireland Review made the shortlist along with poems by Brian Kirk and John W Sexton, one of our regular Writers in Schools facilitators.
You can read the shortlisted poems at www.writersweek.ie and get voting before midnight on 23 November.
Poetry Ireland Review Issue 126 will be published soon. Subscribe now and never miss another issue.
Poetry Ireland Review Issue 126 will be available from early December, and includes Nell Regan’s essay on the Irish-language poetry of the legendary impresario Michea?l Mac Líammo?ir (1899-1978), who co-founded Dublin’s Gate Theatre and numbered Orson Welles among his friends and collaborators. Lottie Limb re-evaluates Blanaid Salkeld, a woman poet whose work remains unjustly neglected, in an essay that makes a compelling case for Salkeld to be regarded as a leading Irish modernist poet of the last century. There are new poems from over sixty poets in this issue, including work from Annemarie Ní Churreáin, Greg Delanty, Medbh McGuckian, Colette Bryce, Simon Ó Faoláin, Anne Tannam, and featured poet Roisin Kelly. The books reviewed in this issue include titles from Derek Mahon, Martina Evans, John F Deane, Colm Keegan, Alice Kinsella, and Elaine Feeney, while Bernard O’Donoghue reviews 100 Poems, a special selection of Seamus Heaney’s work, chosen by his family.
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