Paddy Bushe in email conversation with Pat Boran about his latest collection of poems, On a Turning Wing, winner of the 2017 Irish Times Poetry Now Award How important is place to your writing life, both in terms of subject matter and your actual modus operandi, the locations where poems come to you and/or get …Read More
Paddy Bushe’s latest collection of poems (due April 2016) explores, among other things, the balance between creative freedom and the artist’s responsibility to engage.
“The leading poet writing in both Irish and English”
– Bernard O’Donoghue
In our new anthology, The Deep Heart’s Core: Irish Poets Revisit a Touchstone Poem, some 100 poets accept the invitation to revisit a favourite, key or touchstone poem of their own, and offer a short commentary on same — as they might at a live event. The result is an illuminating, thought-provoking and wholly engaging …Read More
EDITED by Eugene O’Connell and Pat Boran
FOREWORD by Bernard O’Donoghue
In The Deep Heart’s Core some 100 Irish poets accept the invitation to revisit a favourite, key or touchstone poem of their own, and offer a short commentary on same — as they might at a live event. The result is both an ideal introduction to contemporary Irish poetry for the general reader and a handbook for the aspiring practitioner or student.
“The book contains an eclectically democratic mix of familiar and unfamiliar voices. If you want to discover a raft of new Irish poets and a sense of what inspires them, this anthology is a unique read, crammed with revelations.”
—Dermot Bolger, SUNDAY BUSINESS POST
Launches of the new collection of poems by Macdara Woods, Music From The Big Tent, together with the latest from Paddy Bushe, On a Turning Wing, are among the many events that make up the annual Strokestown Poetry Festival which takes place over the May Bank Holiday Weekend, in one of the most welcoming and …Read More