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# poet - Sunday 17 October, 2021

Celebrated poet Brendan Kennelly dies aged 85
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# RIP

Celebrated poet Brendan Kennelly dies aged 85

Sun 8:20 PM 42,608 Views 19 Comments

During his lifetime, Kennelly wrote over 20 books of poetry, along with plays, novels and criticism.

# poet - Friday 2 October, 2020

'His legacy is immense': Irish poet Derek Mahon has died, aged 78
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# RIP

'His legacy is immense': Irish poet Derek Mahon has died, aged 78

Oct 2nd 2020, 2:01 PM 17,640 Views 6 Comments

His poem Everything Is Going To Be All Right brought solace after the pandemic broke out in March.

# poet - Monday 27 April, 2020

'The foremost female poet of her generation': Eavan Boland has died aged 75
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# RIP

'The foremost female poet of her generation': Eavan Boland has died aged 75

Updated Apr 27th 2020, 10:32 PM 48,952 Views 17 Comments

Boland published her first book of poetry in 1962 and went on to become a writer-in-residence at Trinity College Dublin and UCD.

# poet - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

State spends €650k on WB Yeats' furniture and letters to his wife
# Yeats Collection
# Yeats Collection

State spends €650k on WB Yeats' furniture and letters to his wife

Sep 27th 2017, 3:24 PM 10,448 Views 42 Comments

In the past two years, the State has spent €4 million on archive material once belonging to the great Irish poet.

# poet - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Bohs appoint Irish football's first ever 'Poet in Residence'
# Feel The Rhyme
From The42
# Feel The Rhyme

Bohs appoint Irish football's first ever 'Poet in Residence'

Feb 19th 2015, 9:26 PM 5,527 Views 1 Comment

Will he wander lonely as a cloud?

# poet - Thursday 25 December, 2014

One day I was broke... then I got a call that changed everything
# Creative Spark
# Creative Spark

One day I was broke... then I got a call that changed everything

Dec 25th 2014, 5:00 PM 30,173 Views 3 Comments

Colm Keegan is the new writer-in-residence at DLR Lexicon library in Dun Laoghaire.

# poet - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Ireland's 'poet of the people' honoured for a lifetime's great work
# Paul Durcan
# Paul Durcan

Ireland's 'poet of the people' honoured for a lifetime's great work

Oct 28th 2014, 1:56 PM 11,035 Views 6 Comments

‘Daddy, Daddy,’ I cried, ‘Pass out the moon,’

# poet - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Seamus Heaney honoured with 'Poetry House' in hometown of Bellaghy
# RIP
# RIP

Seamus Heaney honoured with 'Poetry House' in hometown of Bellaghy

Aug 31st 2014, 4:15 PM 5,169 Views 3 Comments

The event was supported by his family.

# poet - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Meet the world’s most talented 70-year-old goalkeeper
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

Meet the world’s most talented 70-year-old goalkeeper

Oct 27th 2013, 9:22 AM 3,366 Views 2 Comments

In addition to regularly playing for Papiano, Lamberto Boranga is also a poet, doctor and world-record-holding athlete.

# poet - 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 551 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.

# poet - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Have you read Paul Simon's moving tribute to Seamus Heaney yet?
# New York Times
# New York Times

Have you read Paul Simon's moving tribute to Seamus Heaney yet?

Sep 5th 2013, 10:04 PM 18,219 Views 19 Comments

The singer-songwriter writes of his conversations with the literary great in Dublin and in Manhattan, and says there are “few poets” he would rank as Heaney’s equal.

# poet - 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 18,526 Views 36 Comments

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

# poet - Saturday 31 August, 2013

The New York Times pays tribute to Seamus Heaney
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# RIP

The New York Times pays tribute to Seamus Heaney

Aug 31st 2013, 2:18 PM 16,464 Views 21 Comments

“His lines could embody a dark, marshy melancholy, but as often as not they also communicated the wild onrushing joy of being alive.”

# poet - Friday 30 August, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Aug 30th 2013, 10:56 PM 11,019 Views 9 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the death of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney and the US moving closer to military intervention in Syria.

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 9,562 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”

Poet Seamus Heaney passes away aged 74
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# RIP

Poet Seamus Heaney passes away aged 74

Aug 30th 2013, 11:11 AM 23,324 Views 59 Comments

The Nobel laureate recently suffered from ill health, and was reported have collapsed earlier this week.

# poet - 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 7,723 Views 11 Comments

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

# poet - 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 5,598 Views 5 Comments

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

# poet - Friday 21 December, 2012

National Library releases documents from Roger Casement's incarceration
# Archive
# Archive

National Library releases documents from Roger Casement's incarceration

Dec 21st 2012, 7:45 AM 5,658 Views 20 Comments

Materials include portraits, documents relating to the degradation of his knighthood and touching letters to his family in the final days before his execution.

# poet - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Adrienne Rich dies aged 82
# Powerful Words
# Powerful Words

Adrienne Rich dies aged 82

Mar 29th 2012, 6:06 PM 3,756 Views 10 Comments

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

# poet - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Chinese dissident poet charged with subversion
# China
# China

Chinese dissident poet charged with subversion

Jan 18th 2012, 4:02 PM 1,148 Views 1 Comment

Veteran democracy activist Zhu Yufu has been charged with attempting to subvert the state by writing the poem urging the Chinese people to “use your feet and take to the square”.

# poet - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Remains of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda to be exhumed
# Chile
# Chile

Remains of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda to be exhumed

Dec 6th 2011, 9:40 AM 1,464 Views 0 Comments

The poet and politician died in 1973 at the age 69 in a clinic in Santiago – but now Chile’s Communisty Party is asking for his remains to be exhumed to see if he has been poisoned.

# poet - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Tomas Tranströmer wins Nobel literature prize
# Nobel Laureate
# Nobel Laureate

Tomas Tranströmer wins Nobel literature prize

Oct 6th 2011, 12:30 PM 234 Views 1 Comment

The 80-year-old Swedish poet was named this year’s winner to loud cheers at a press conference in Stockholm.