Publishing (and Performing) Poetry

“Are you excited,” my mother asks me, clearly excited herself. I was, I guess, but I hadn’t yet seen them for myself. The first box of the paperback version of Fás | Growth had been delivered to my family home in Dublin, but between living in Cork, to going on holidays to Portugal, I hadn’t yetContinue reading “Publishing (and Performing) Poetry”

Let the ‘Irish Is Dead’ Argument Die Instead

“It is not in the interests of our community for Irish (which our ancestors shunned as they would rocky crags) to be spoken widely and freely.” So wrote Richard Stanyhurt, a Dublin-born alchemist and Latin translator, in 1587. Four hundred and thirty years later, such opinions are still being voiced against the language, and despiteContinue reading “Let the ‘Irish Is Dead’ Argument Die Instead”