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Fingers Crossed for Harry Clifton!

Fingers Crossed for Harry Clifton!

We’re delighted that Harry Clifton has been nominated for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award for 2013.   Clifton is nominated for The Winter Sleep of Captain Lemass; he previously won this most prestigious award in 2008 for Secular Eden. Winners will be announced on Sept 7.  Stay tuned for the results! –Megan Latta

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Our New Website Is Live

At long last, and after much blood, sweat, and data-entry, we’ve finally launched our new website! Check it out at http://wfupress.wfu.edu/, where you’ll find an updated product catalogue, a streamlined order and payment system, a general aesthetic facelift, and links to our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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“Belfast Confetti,” Writers Workshops, and Modern Security

“The subversive half-brick, conveniently hand-sized, is an essential ingredient of the ammunition known as ‘Belfast confetti’, and has been tried and trusted by a generation of rioters.”–Ciaran Carson, “Brick” What happens when the “real world” gets in the way of creativity? Glenn Patterson happened to be leading a workshop for the Fermanaugh Writers in Enniskellen–while…

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The Poetry Project

The Poetry Project

Harry Clifton’s poem “Picardy” was highlighted in the latest piece for The Poetry Project.  Take a few moments to just breath and enjoy a mental health break with this combination of poetry and natural imagery:  David Farrell and Harry Clifton, “Picardy” . “Picardy” is from Clifton’s volume Secular Eden, winner of the 2008 Irish Times Poetry Now…

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Louis MacNeice Poetry Evening

Louis MacNeice Poetry Evening

On May 17th, in conjunction with Ireland’s National Poetry Day celebrations, contemporary poets gathered to mark the 50th anniversary of Louis MacNeice’s death. Sinéad Morrissey, Ciaran Carson, Lucy Caldwell, and others joined together for readings at Ulster Hall in Belfast. MacNeice also has an international appeal, as demonstrated by the participation of Bermudian poet Paul…

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