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Remembering Thomas Kinsella

When we returned to the office after the holiday break, Thomas Kinsella’s photo had fallen from the wall. Whether by poetic coincidence or something else, it coincided with his passing in late December, and the absence that has since been felt. As we’ve started the new year, we’ve reflected on Kinsella’s legacy, not only in…

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New Irish Literature Festival in Phoenix

This weekend Irish literature will be celebrated in a new way here in America. The non-profit organization Phoenix Sister Cities will be hosting its own Ennis Committee Book Festival this Sunday, September 27 in Phoenix, Arizona. This year is the first for this festival, but it is meant to be a counterpart to an established literary event in…

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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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Éigse Festival Honors Michael Hartnett

This year’s Éigse Michael Hartnett Literary and Arts festival is coming up soon—April 25 through April 27. This will be the 13th annual event, which began in 2000 after Michael Hartnett’s death the previous year. Held in Newcastle West, County Limerick, various events over the course of the weekend will take place in schools, pubs,…

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