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# Poetry

Last year
2022
# Test Yourself
Quiz: How well do you know Seamus Heaney?
Ireland’s greatest modern poet won a Nobel Prize 27 years ago this weekend
All time
# tributes
President leads tributes to 'two great poets' Mhac an tSaoi and Kennelly
Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, the President described both poets as “two great figures” of Irish poetry.
# RIP
Celebrated poet Brendan Kennelly dies aged 85
During his lifetime, Kennelly wrote over 20 books of poetry, along with plays, novels and criticism.
# young writers
The Irish Read: Four young writers share their poetry
Enjoy new work by young Irish authors, excerpted from the Paper Lanterns journal, this Sunday morning.
Voices
Opinion: Yeats' poetry helped shape Ireland and appears on the Leaving Cert - now the Yeats Society is under threat
Susan O’Keeffe of the Yeats Society Sligo charts the influence of the great poet on Irish life and highlights the Society’s struggle to survive the pandemic.
# Poetry
American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature
The writer won a Pulitzer in the early 1990s.
# English
Quiz: Can you name these Leaving Cert poets from their poems?
Read the paper, read the paper, read the paper.
# chapter and verse
'For what they love, they both put down a gun' - The GAA's place in Irish poetry
We take a look at some of the best poems into which the GAA has been weaved.
# Poetry
'Finding a voice, where they found a vision': Eavan Boland's powerful voice for women is remembered
The Irish poet passed away aged 75.
# RIP
'The foremost female poet of her generation': Eavan Boland has died aged 75
Boland published her first book of poetry in 1962 and went on to become a writer-in-residence at Trinity College Dublin and UCD.
# Covid-19
'My sister is not a statistic': High emotion on Liveline as woman recites poem for her deceased sister
Dorothy Duffy spoke about the passing of her sister Rose on 4 April.
# Let's Get Quizzical
Quiz: How well do you know your Irish poetry?
Will things fall apart for you in this quiz?
# Wintering Out
The story behind the Seamus Heaney quote guiding people through the Covid-19 crisis
‘If we winter this one out, we can summer anywhere’.
# The Luckiest Guy Alive
John Cooper Clarke: 'I heard on the news that Bono's leather pants were robbed, so I put it to rhyme'
The godfather of British performance poetry will embark on an Irish tour in March and April.
# seeing things
Seamus Heaney letters, diaries and manuscripts on display to the public from tomorrow
Tickets are free – but booking is advised for the next few days due to high demand.
# randomer
'This country has been so unloved. People go on about 800 years of oppression, it's 800 years of rejection'
Poet Colm Keegan’s latest collection is an exploration of self and society.
Voices
Varadkar admitting he wasn't fully aware of Kerry Babies shows importance of retelling our stories
When we don’t tell our stories we create a world where change is impossible and where inequality and oppression can openly flourish, writes Annemarie Ni Churreain.
# i will arise and go now
Old Georgian House to be transformed into new home for Irish poetry... and it has some major backers
After 40 years, it looks like Poetry Ireland may finally get its own centre in Dublin.
# Writing
'My teacher told me not to get my hopes of an A in the Junior Cert up - now I'm on the syllabus'
Poet Hazel Hogan’s Grangegorman has been added to the recommended list.
# Save the Date
A Maze in Cork, a Firestorm in Clare and a VR party in Offaly: Culture Night is back
This Friday 22 September, towns and cities across Ireland will be transformed for the 12th edition of Culture Night.
Voices
'I think people understanding that they aren't alone in their torment has a healing element to it'
Canadian poet Shane Koyczan speaks to TheJournal.ie about art, healing, and his latest work.
# hennessy awards
'Crouched Burial': An award-winning poem before bedtime
A poem from this year’s Hennessy Awards Winner for Emerging Poetry, Una Mannion.
Voices
'The Quilt': A poem before bedtime
Take a moment to read The Quilt, a poem by Paula Meehan taken from a new collection by Marie Heaney.
# lingo festival
"Art's job is to question the status quo, not to ever accept it" - Spoken word and social change
A spoken word festival will be held across multiple venues in Dublin this week.
# highly commended
15 memories every Irish person has of the Feis
Pick your poison: poems, music, or Irish dancing. We all had one.
Voices
'One way of healing yourself is to own your story': Growing up in an abusive home
Poet Connie Roberts talks about her experiences growing up an abusive alcoholic father and attending an industrial school.
# dead and gone
Yeats didn't come up in the English exam yesterday and the Leaving Certs are RAGING
Their Leaving Cert hopes are dead and gone; they’re with O’Leary in the grave.
# Poetry
10 words that just sound better in a Monaghan accent
“Do do do do… Faaaarney Army.”
# world poetry day
12 school poetry memories that are too real for Irish people
English Paper 2, ya divil.
# Take a Break
Get ready for an avalanche of Chinese poetry on the Dart this fortnight
Connolly Station is the venue for a Chinese New Year celebration as the exhibition is launched today.
# lingo festival
"There are a lot of dead poets on tea towels in tourist shops - this is about live poetry"
Ireland’s a hotbed of activity in the spoken word and poetry worlds, as this new event proves.
# tich miller
How Well Do You Remember Junior Cert Poetry?
Has your memory served you well?
# Earth Shatter-ing
7 reasons why Alan Shatter is like no other politician
Shatter. Alan Shatter.
# look again
Everyone is sharing this poem with an uplifting hidden meaning
It’s all about perspective.
# quite the character
Alan Shatter's been having a pop at the Twitterati. Via the medium of poetry.
He dabbles.
# come on eilean
Every Leaving Cert has the same prayer about tomorrow's English Paper II
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE….
# Poetry
This Enda Kenny Instagram comment is the greatest Instagram comment of all time
We’ve been waiting for this moment.
# irish school books
Look at these old Inter Cert Irish schoolbooks
Peig, never far from our thoughts.
# Radio 1
"Just damn the consequences and see what happens": Rick O'Shea on his new poetry show
The radio presenter is due to present the Poetry Programme for 30 weeks from tomorrow.
# Radio
Rick O'Shea: I'm fronting RTE's new poetry show but I'm no expert
The DJ wants to share his passion for poetry with the masses.