Tag Archive: Poetry Ireland


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


“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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Writing & submission info

Treed © Ellen Wade Beals, 2014

Hey there — howdy do. I know it’s been more than a week since I last checked in.  Happy November! November is a month when we are not supposed to shave but we are supposed to write a ton. I am sure you have heard of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Here’s a pithy article …

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

The Tyrone Guthrie Centre

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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Lots to read & do: Bass, Desilets, Kerlikowske, Fermoy International Poetry Fest, Dennis O’Driscoll, and ARDOR

Contributors to Solace in So Many Words have been busy as usual.  Ellen Bass who has four poems in our book (“And What If I Spoke of Despar,” “Don’t Expect Applause,””Jack Gottlieb’s in Love,” and “The Thing Is”) has poems in the latest issues of The Sun and The New Yorker.  “At the Padre Hotel …

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