“This is a very visual place, and the poetry just illuminates that further.”
A Poem, Co-Written by Young Men, Reveals What Shapes Their Lives
It’s part of a wider projected called “What Does He Need?” which is trying to create a public conversation about the current state of masculinity.
An Open Data Team Experiments with a New Way to Tell City Stories
We’ve gotten used to the idea of data visualisations on a screen, says Mark Linnane. But that’s “kind of a limited way of thinking about space or a terrain”.
A Poetry Anthology Aims to Find New Voices and Help Struggling Writers Through the Pandemic
The 2 Meter Review, created by Beau Williams and Hazel Hogan, offers poetry and photography to readers, and a bit of cash for contributors.
A New Poetry Book Explores What Makes Finglas Home
Over the course of two months last year, members of various local community groups began writing about the place they were born or now live. Now they are preparing to launch their book.
A Free Monthly Poetry Night Aims to Encourage Others to Experiment
Each month, the New Romantics choose a fresh theme for people to craft poems around. Like “rebellion”, “queer romantics”, or “heathens and infidels”.
On Merrion Square, a College Looks to Revive Salon Culture
The hope is to recreate the 19th-century salons hosted by Lady Jane Wilde, also known as Speranza. A recent Saturday was the first event.
Ethna MacCarthy: Poems, Reviewed
“In her poetry, Ethna MacCarthy appeared unafraid of challenging the hardships of the time, yet there are sparks of humour and a real sense of playfulness, too.”
At Dalymount, a Poet Writes Verse from the Sidelines
Back when he played professional football, John Cummins kept his poetry to himself. These days, as poet in residence for Bohemians FC, he can flaunt it pitchside.
Can a New Agency Make Spoken Word Pay?
“The one thing that lacks in the spoken-word community is advertising,” says Melissa Ridge.