Tag Archive: Irish literature

Mar
17

Happy St. Patrick’s Day (row, row, row your boat)

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“Nodding the head does not row the boat.” That’s an Irish proverb tweeted by writer/farmer Martin McConnell (@spottedgeckgo) that has stayed with me. I nod my head and say to myself that I better get to writing. How about you? Are you rowing or nodding these days? It’s St. Patrick’s Day, which is a holiday …

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Mar
16

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day: Poetry Ireland, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, and Yeats

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Today’s focus is on the Irish, so I have listed some of my favorite literary Irish things. If you’re looking for contemporary Irish poetry, there is no better journal than Poetry Ireland Review (published quarterly). A subscription also includes a bi-monthly news letter, Poetry Ireland News. Though the overseas subscription rate is rather steep, the …

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