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#Poet

# poet - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# poet - Sunday 31 August, 2014

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

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

The event was supported by his family.

# poet - Sunday 27 October, 2013

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

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

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.

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?

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

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

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 RIP

The New York Times pays tribute to Seamus Heaney

“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

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'

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 RIP

Poet Seamus Heaney passes away aged 74

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

# poet - Saturday 13 April, 2013

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

QUIZ: How well do you know Seamus Heaney?

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 This post contains videos

Videos: Tributes to the late poet Dennis O'Driscoll

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

# poet - Friday 21 December, 2012

National Library releases documents from Roger Casement's incarceration

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 This post contains videos

Adrienne Rich dies aged 82

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

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

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

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