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#Poetry

# poetry - Sunday 3 March, 2019

John Cooper Clarke: 'I heard on the news that Bono's leather pants were robbed, so I put it to rhyme'

The godfather of British performance poetry will embark on an Irish tour in March and April.

# poetry - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Seamus Heaney letters, diaries and manuscripts on display to the public from tomorrow

Tickets are free – but booking is advised for the next few days due to high demand.

# poetry - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'This country has been so unloved. People go on about 800 years of oppression, it's 800 years of rejection'

Poet Colm Keegan’s latest collection is an exploration of self and society.

# poetry - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Varadkar admitting he wasn't fully aware of Kerry Babies shows importance of retelling our stories

When we don’t tell our stories we create a world where change is impossible and where inequality and oppression can openly flourish, writes Annemarie Ni Churreain.

# poetry - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Old Georgian House to be transformed into new home for Irish poetry... and it has some major backers

After 40 years, it looks like Poetry Ireland may finally get its own centre in Dublin.

# poetry - Saturday 19 August, 2017

'My teacher told me not to get my hopes of an A in the Junior Cert up - now I'm on the syllabus'

Poet Hazel Hogan’s Grangegorman has been added to the recommended list.

# poetry - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

A Maze in Cork, a Firestorm in Clare and a VR party in Offaly: Culture Night is back Save The Date This post contains videos

A Maze in Cork, a Firestorm in Clare and a VR party in Offaly: Culture Night is back

This Friday 22 September, towns and cities across Ireland will be transformed for the 12th edition of Culture Night.

# poetry - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'I think people understanding that they aren't alone in their torment has a healing element to it'

Canadian poet Shane Koyczan speaks to TheJournal.ie about art, healing, and his latest work.

# poetry - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

'Crouched Burial': An award-winning poem before bedtime

A poem from this year’s Hennessy Awards Winner for Emerging Poetry, Una Mannion.

# poetry - Saturday 29 October, 2016

'The Quilt': A poem before bedtime

Take a moment to read The Quilt, a poem by Paula Meehan taken from a new collection by Marie Heaney.

# poetry - Thursday 20 October, 2016

"Art's job is to question the status quo, not to ever accept it" - Spoken word and social change

A spoken word festival will be held across multiple venues in Dublin this week.

# poetry - Thursday 11 August, 2016

From The Daily Edge 15 memories every Irish person has of the Feis Highly Commended

15 memories every Irish person has of the Feis

Pick your poison: poems, music, or Irish dancing. We all had one.

# poetry - Monday 1 August, 2016

'One way of healing yourself is to own your story': Growing up in an abusive home

Poet Connie Roberts talks about her experiences growing up an abusive alcoholic father and attending an industrial school.

# poetry - Friday 10 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge Yeats didn't come up in the English exam yesterday and the Leaving Certs are RAGING Dead And Gone

Yeats didn't come up in the English exam yesterday and the Leaving Certs are RAGING

Their Leaving Cert hopes are dead and gone; they’re with O’Leary in the grave.

# poetry - Sunday 8 May, 2016

From The Daily Edge 10 words that just sound better in a Monaghan accent Poetry

10 words that just sound better in a Monaghan accent

“Do do do do… Faaaarney Army.”

# poetry - Monday 21 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge 12 school poetry memories that are too real for Irish people World Poetry Day

12 school poetry memories that are too real for Irish people

English Paper 2, ya divil.

# poetry - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Get ready for an avalanche of Chinese poetry on the Dart this fortnight

Connolly Station is the venue for a Chinese New Year celebration as the exhibition is launched today.

# poetry - Thursday 15 October, 2015

"There are a lot of dead poets on tea towels in tourist shops - this is about live poetry"

Ireland’s a hotbed of activity in the spoken word and poetry worlds, as this new event proves.

# poetry - Thursday 8 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge How Well Do You Remember Junior Cert Poetry? Tich Miller

How Well Do You Remember Junior Cert Poetry?

Has your memory served you well?

# poetry - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

7 reasons why Alan Shatter is like no other politician

Shatter. Alan Shatter.

# poetry - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge Everyone is sharing this poem with an uplifting hidden meaning Look Again

Everyone is sharing this poem with an uplifting hidden meaning

It’s all about perspective.

# poetry - Thursday 9 July, 2015

# poetry - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge Every Leaving Cert has the same prayer about tomorrow's English Paper II Come On Eilean

Every Leaving Cert has the same prayer about tomorrow's English Paper II

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE….

# poetry - Sunday 17 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge This Enda Kenny Instagram comment is the greatest Instagram comment of all time Poetry

This Enda Kenny Instagram comment is the greatest Instagram comment of all time

We’ve been waiting for this moment.

# poetry - Saturday 14 March, 2015

'Slam poetry helped me overcome suicidal thoughts' Dealing With Depression This post contains videos

'Slam poetry helped me overcome suicidal thoughts'

Ryan Mangan is one of five young people representing Ireland at an international poetry festival.

# poetry - Friday 30 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Look at these old Inter Cert Irish schoolbooks Irish School Books

Look at these old Inter Cert Irish schoolbooks

Peig, never far from our thoughts.

# poetry - Friday 23 January, 2015

"Just damn the consequences and see what happens": Rick O'Shea on his new poetry show

The radio presenter is due to present the Poetry Programme for 30 weeks from tomorrow.

# poetry - Monday 12 January, 2015

Rick O'Shea: I'm fronting RTE's new poetry show but I'm no expert

The DJ wants to share his passion for poetry with the masses.

# poetry - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Silly Willie: A gentle poke at Yeats's lifelong crush on Maud Gonne

Artist Annie West’s book of illustrations might make you feel a little sorry for WB. But only a little.

# poetry - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

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

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

Lingo Festival takes place in Dublin this weekend.

# poetry - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

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

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

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

# poetry - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Remembering Seamus Heaney, who died a year ago today Seamus Heaney This post contains images

Remembering Seamus Heaney, who died a year ago today

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

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

Writer Dermot Healy dies aged 66

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

# poetry - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

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

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

The author passed away today at the age of 86.

# poetry - Saturday 24 May, 2014

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

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

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

# poetry - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

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

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

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

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

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.

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