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Paula Meehan, reading and in conversation

To coincide with the launch of her new collection of poems, Geomantic, on November 14, we link here to a recording of a wide-ranging conversation between the poet and UCD Adjunct Professor Jody Allen Randolph, in an event that took place at The National Library of Ireland, in April 2016, during the course of which …

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Doireann Ní Ghríofa Receives 2016 Rooney Prize

Congratulations to Doireann Ní Ghríofa who, on 02 Sept, in its 40th anniversary year, received the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature for her poetry.   Dedalus Press is proud to have published Doireann’s English-language debut, Clasp, described as follows by Nyla Matuk in Partisan Magazine’s Year in Books: “a moving study of the fragility of our …

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Obituary for Leland Bardwell

Leland Bardwell (1922 – 2016) “For such a big personality, her carbon footprint was small. Her radio played Lyric FM, quietly. And for years and years she drove an ancient Triumph Herald, the back seat of which was composed almost entirely of old literary magazines and dog-eared typescripts. And yet somehow, just like language itself, …

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The Level Crossing, issue 1

We’re finally there with issue 1 of  THE LEVEL CROSSING (see HERE). THE LEVEL CROSSING is the new occasional journal of poetry and poetry-related prose from Dedalus Press. This first issue includes new work by poets from Ireland, the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, Poland and Korea, among others, poets already associated with the press …

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Waveforms: essay and sample haiku by Pat Boran

In the Afterword to Waveforms, his recent collection of haiku and photographs, Pat Boran considers the attractions of keeping it small. Low-res PDF of essay and sample poems from the book, as featured in issue 1 of The Level Crossing. Click HERE to open or download the PDF.

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On a Turning Wing: Interview with Paddy Bushe

Paddy Bushe talks to Pat Boran about his latest collection of poems, On a Turning Wing 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 written down? Place is of primary significance in my poems, probably …

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Music From The Big Tent

Two New Titles for May 2016 Launch

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 …

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AudioRoom: Jessica Trayor reads ‘Liffey Swim’

Jessica Traynor reads the title poem from her 2014 Dedalus Press debut collection, Liffey Swim, in the UCD Library Special Collections Reading Room. The poem also features in the 2014 Dedalus anthology, If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song.  

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AudioRoom: Thomas Kinsella on ‘Marcus Aurelius’

Thomas Kinsella reads and introduces the poem ‘Marcus Aurelius’ from Marginal Economy (Peppercanister No. 24) recorded in Belmullet, Co. Mayo, June 2006, following the presentation to him of the Ted McNulty Award (from the Dedalus Press archive)

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Theo Dorgan on The Poetry Programme

Theo Dorgan is the guest on this week’s Poetry Programme (Saturday 20 February at 7:30 pm, RTÉ Radio 1), reading from his most recent collection Nine Bright Shiners (Dedalus Press, 2014), his translations of Maram al-Masri’s Barefoot Souls, and previewing the forthcoming Mountains to Sea literary festival. The show will also be available to listen …

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