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# poetry - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

This was the odd exchange between Gerry Adams and a TV3 journalist today
# Inappropriate Tweeting?
# Inappropriate Tweeting?

This was the odd exchange between Gerry Adams and a TV3 journalist today

Nov 4th 2014, 2:29 PM 26,025 Views 0 Comments

Ursula Halligan questioned the Sinn Féin leader on the appropriateness of some of his tweets.

# poetry - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Meet the people making poetry cool again in Ireland
# Wordsmiths
# Wordsmiths

Meet the people making poetry cool again in Ireland

Oct 16th 2014, 7:45 AM 11,035 Views 32 Comments

Lingo Festival takes place in Dublin this weekend.

# poetry - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Clive James wrote a beautiful poem about dying and it's going viral
# Moving
From The Daily Edge
# Moving

Clive James wrote a beautiful poem about dying and it's going viral

Sep 16th 2014, 10:06 AM 7,473 Views 4 Comments

The poem has been called “moving” and “beautiful”.

# poetry - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Remembering Seamus Heaney, who died a year ago today
# Seamus Heaney
# Seamus Heaney

Remembering Seamus Heaney, who died a year ago today

Aug 30th 2014, 8:15 AM 9,768 Views 16 Comments

Here’s a collection of art inspired by the beloved poet…

# poetry - Thursday 28 August, 2014

An Post's anniversary tribute to Seamus Heaney is beautiful
# Brill-ately
# Brill-ately

An Post's anniversary tribute to Seamus Heaney is beautiful

Aug 28th 2014, 2:05 PM 9,504 Views 8 Comments

For when you want to rest the squat pen between finger and thumb and, you know, write a letter…

# poetry - Monday 30 June, 2014

Writer Dermot Healy dies aged 66
# RIP
# RIP

Writer Dermot Healy dies aged 66

Jun 30th 2014, 7:22 PM 19,605 Views 13 Comments

Roddy Doyle has described Healy as “Ireland’s greatest writer”.

# poetry - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

We studied Maya Angelou's writing in school - here's what she taught us
# RIP
From The Daily Edge
# RIP

We studied Maya Angelou's writing in school - here's what she taught us

May 28th 2014, 4:19 PM 2,816 Views 0 Comments

The author passed away today at the age of 86.

# poetry - Saturday 24 May, 2014

A bored Sainsbury's baker hid angry poems in packs of biscuits
# TheBoredBaker
From The Daily Edge
# TheBoredBaker

A bored Sainsbury's baker hid angry poems in packs of biscuits

May 24th 2014, 1:45 PM 4,339 Views 1 Comment

“Seven pound an hour/ Is the price of my labour/ Loyalty costs more.”

# poetry - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Dad delivers powerful poetic warning to boys who may one day date his daughter
# Beware Of Dad
From The Daily Edge
# Beware Of Dad

Dad delivers powerful poetic warning to boys who may one day date his daughter

Apr 16th 2014, 9:18 AM 3,060 Views 0 Comments

He has been training to kill you, so you might wanna listen up.

# poetry - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Unpublished Heaney poems feature in new anthology
# Get Reading
# Get Reading

Unpublished Heaney poems feature in new anthology

Mar 26th 2014, 1:03 PM 4,031 Views 2 Comments

The book features poetry and song lyrics about Dublin, but it’s not just for poetry buffs.

# poetry - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Column: It’s time to break down the barriers around poetry
# Poetry In Motion
# Poetry In Motion

Column: It’s time to break down the barriers around poetry

Feb 22nd 2014, 12:00 PM 153 Views 48 Comments

Can’t we get more from our vast historic and modern wellspring of poetry? We are, after all, the nation that has reputedly more poets per square mile than any other in the world, writes Stephen Downes.

# poetry - Friday 14 February, 2014

10 alternative Roses Are Red poems that are far funnier than the original
# Roses Are Red
From The Daily Edge
# Roses Are Red

10 alternative Roses Are Red poems that are far funnier than the original

Feb 14th 2014, 7:30 PM 140,060 Views 10 Comments

Roses are red, violets are blue, we can write poetry, how about you?

# poetry - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Column: We should be concerned about how complacent our artists have become
# Cultural Voice
# Cultural Voice

Column: We should be concerned about how complacent our artists have become

Feb 8th 2014, 7:00 PM 193 Views 41 Comments

There is the lack of any serious radical political or cultural response to the current crisis in Ireland, writes Ciaran McCullagh.

# poetry - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Open thread: What's your favourite WB Yeats poem?
# Lets Get Cultural
# Lets Get Cultural

Open thread: What's your favourite WB Yeats poem?

Jan 28th 2014, 7:30 AM 8,716 Views 62 Comments

Yeats died 75 years ago today but his work is still being studied in schools across the country. Are there any lines still floating around in your heads from your schooldays?

# poetry - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Enda Kenny's poetic tribute to Seamus Heaney is quite moving
# RIP
# RIP

Enda Kenny's poetic tribute to Seamus Heaney is quite moving

Sep 24th 2013, 6:24 PM 14,726 Views 68 Comments

He (or his speechwriter) wrote an elegiac homily to the late Nobel laureate poet that evokes Heaney’s Mid-Term Break.

# poetry - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Column: How did this young woman scandalise her entire village? By writing poetry.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How did this young woman scandalise her entire village? By writing poetry.

Sep 21st 2013, 12:00 PM 569 Views 12 Comments

As a young woman, Salma was forced into a life of virtual isolation – in first her father’s and then her husband’s home. But when her raw and eloquent poetry finally found an audience, the reaction was explosive, writes filmmaker Kim Longinotto.

# poetry - Monday 2 September, 2013

“Don’t be afraid”: Seamus Heaney’s final words remembered at poignant goodbye
# RIP
# RIP

“Don’t be afraid”: Seamus Heaney’s final words remembered at poignant goodbye

Sep 2nd 2013, 11:20 PM 18,605 Views 36 Comments

Hundreds of people turned out to pay tribute to the renowned poet.

In pictures: The funeral of Seamus Heaney
# Seamus Heaney
# Seamus Heaney

In pictures: The funeral of Seamus Heaney

Sep 2nd 2013, 9:03 PM 15,283 Views 12 Comments

Heaney, a Derry native, had called Dublin his home for the past number of decades.

Independent TD to publish book of poetry later this month
# Poetic Parliamentarian
# Poetic Parliamentarian

Independent TD to publish book of poetry later this month

Sep 2nd 2013, 6:31 AM 3,449 Views 9 Comments

John Halligan said the poems will be based on his life in politics.

# poetry - Friday 30 August, 2013

Share your favourite Seamus Heaney poetry and school memories
# RIP
From The Daily Edge
# RIP

Share your favourite Seamus Heaney poetry and school memories

Aug 30th 2013, 10:54 PM 29,197 Views 91 Comments

“Between my finger and my thumb…”

Taoiseach: 'Seamus Heaney's death brings great sorrow to Ireland'
# Seamus Heaney
# Seamus Heaney

Taoiseach: 'Seamus Heaney's death brings great sorrow to Ireland'

Aug 30th 2013, 1:07 PM 9,569 Views 49 Comments

In a statement this lunchtime, the Taoiseach said that Heaney “was the keeper of the language, our codes, our essence as a people”

The life and times of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney in pictures
# RIP
# RIP

The life and times of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney in pictures

Aug 30th 2013, 1:00 PM 10,417 Views 6 Comments

Remembering the life of Seamus Heaney in pictures.

VIDEOS: Seamus Heaney on life, love and poetry
# RIP
# RIP

VIDEOS: Seamus Heaney on life, love and poetry

Aug 30th 2013, 11:21 AM 7,769 Views 14 Comments

The Nobel Laureate has died at the age of 74.

# poetry - Saturday 13 April, 2013

QUIZ: How well do you know Seamus Heaney?
# Happy Birthday Seamus
From The Daily Edge
# Happy Birthday Seamus

QUIZ: How well do you know Seamus Heaney?

Apr 13th 2013, 1:00 PM 7,813 Views 11 Comments

Go Seamus, it’s yo birthday, we’re gonna party like it’s yo birthday.

# poetry - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Dublin takes part in worldwide Persian festival for first time
# Nowruz
# Nowruz

Dublin takes part in worldwide Persian festival for first time

Mar 23rd 2013, 5:33 PM 7,533 Views 24 Comments

Nowruz is a traditional festival to mark spring – and last night people from Ireland’s Afghan, Azerbaijani, Baha’I, Iranian, Kazakh, Kurdish and Turkish communities all gathered to celebrate it.

# poetry - Thursday 21 March, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added imaginary friends
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added imaginary friends

Mar 21st 2013, 7:48 PM 6,435 Views 0 Comments

The things we learned, loved and shared today…

6 poets to stir up some secondary school memories
# PAPER 2 MEMORIES
From The Daily Edge
# PAPER 2 MEMORIES

6 poets to stir up some secondary school memories

Mar 21st 2013, 6:00 PM 12,549 Views 32 Comments

Today is World Poetry Day, and it’s Leaving Cert Paper 2 all over again.

# poetry - Friday 4 January, 2013

'The patron saint of the clenched fist' - Poet pays tribute to Roy Keane
# Homage
From The42
# Homage

'The patron saint of the clenched fist' - Poet pays tribute to Roy Keane

Jan 4th 2013, 9:29 AM 8,913 Views 30 Comments

‘Hail to the Tempest’ by Musa Okwonga paints the ex-United and Ireland footballer in a mythical light.

# poetry - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Videos: Tributes to the late poet Dennis O'Driscoll
# Death
# Death

Videos: Tributes to the late poet Dennis O'Driscoll

Dec 27th 2012, 8:14 AM 5,625 Views 5 Comments

The 58-year-old died suddenly on Christmas Eve.

# poetry - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Can you identify these Irish literary quotations?
# Pop Quiz
# Pop Quiz

Can you identify these Irish literary quotations?

Oct 13th 2012, 9:15 AM 9,654 Views 21 Comments

Go on, give it a go…

# poetry - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Mo Yan of China wins Nobel Literature Prize
# Nobel
# Nobel

Mo Yan of China wins Nobel Literature Prize

Oct 11th 2012, 12:43 PM 2,471 Views 4 Comments

China’s Mo Yan has won the Nobel Literature Prize.

# poetry - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Orla Tinsley: Honesty about death and purpose in life
# Read Me
# Read Me

Orla Tinsley: Honesty about death and purpose in life

Sep 23rd 2012, 1:00 PM 2,285 Views 12 Comments

The Seamus Heaney poem ‘Mid-term Break’ always resonated with cystic fibrosis rights campaigner Orla Tinsley – and made her realise that life, though fragile, can be “calculated and powerful”.

# poetry - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Oxford scholars uncover Shakespeare's 'co-author'
# Shakespeare
From The Daily Edge
# Shakespeare

Oxford scholars uncover Shakespeare's 'co-author'

Apr 25th 2012, 4:20 PM 4,125 Views 6 Comments

Oxford University academics say the Bard had a little help on All’s Well that Ends Well – one of his best known plays.

# poetry - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Adrienne Rich dies aged 82
# Powerful Words
# Powerful Words

Adrienne Rich dies aged 82

Mar 29th 2012, 6:06 PM 3,762 Views 10 Comments

An American poet,who declined the honour of receiving the National Medal for the Arts, is remembered.

# poetry - Friday 23 December, 2011

Pennsylvania's 'rhyming judge' gives out opinion in poetic verse
# Poetic Justice
From The Daily Edge
# Poetic Justice

Pennsylvania's 'rhyming judge' gives out opinion in poetic verse

Dec 23rd 2011, 11:05 AM 259 Views 0 Comments

A Pennsylvania state Supreme Court justice known for producing opinions in rhyme has done it again – writing six pages of verse in an insurance fraud case.

# poetry - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Seámus Heaney donates literary treasure trove to National Library
# Seamus Heaney
# Seamus Heaney

Seámus Heaney donates literary treasure trove to National Library

Dec 21st 2011, 9:23 PM 1,802 Views 5 Comments

The Nobel laureate has given a lifetime of literary papers, including early drafts of poems, notebooks and corrections.

# poetry - Friday 23 September, 2011

Culture Night 2011 set to be the 'biggest ever'
# Culture Night
# Culture Night

Culture Night 2011 set to be the 'biggest ever'

Sep 23rd 2011, 11:02 AM 2,179 Views 0 Comments

Culture Night kicks off this evening, with free art, music, theatre and dancing events taking place across the country – as well as galleries, churches and museums staying open late for the public. Check out some of tonight’s highlights…

# poetry - Thursday 22 September, 2011

5 questions for the Fringe: Denis Buckley
# Fringe
From The Daily Edge
# Fringe

5 questions for the Fringe: Denis Buckley

Sep 22nd 2011, 7:00 PM 240 Views 1 Comment

Each day for the 16 days of ABSOLUT Fringe 2011 in Dublin, we quiz the creatives on how they work, why they work – and their tips for the festival.

# poetry - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Column: What is an artist for?
# Opinion
From The Daily Edge
# Opinion

Column: What is an artist for?

Sep 21st 2011, 1:21 PM 375 Views 11 Comments

Denis Buckley has been a doorman and a welder but now that he’s a poet, he’s trying to define what exactly that value that holds at this time…

Nutshell review: What are poets for?
# Fringe
From The Daily Edge
# Fringe

Nutshell review: What are poets for?

Sep 21st 2011, 10:19 AM 214 Views 0 Comments

Every day, TheJournal.ie brings you reader-generated reviews of the hottest tickets at the ABSOLUT Fringe Festival 2011.