PODCAST: Scott McKendry in conversation with Alex Alonso and Jessica Bundschuh 

In his conversation with Alex Alonso and Jessica Bundschuh, Scott McKendry talks about and reads from his recently published poetry volume GUB. He discusses the new orthography he designed for his North Belfast accent in this volume; the importance of dialects and his research on dialect in Irish poetry; the balance between the serious subjects and the irreverent spirit of his

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BLOG: Poetry off the Page

Call for contributors Poetry off the Page is an online, international platform for anyone interested in the study and analysis of Anglophone spoken word and poetry performance from the 1960s to the present day. The ‘Poetry off the Page’ blog (https://poetryoffthepage.univie.ac.at/blog/) is dedicated to original poetry performance research, with a focus on theory and methodology. The PoP blog provides a

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CFP: Poetry off the Page

Intersecting Practices and Traditions in British Poetry Performance CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Poetry Off the Page is the first, open access, peer reviewed collection to explore and promote a wide range of critical perspectives on recent developments in British and Irish poetry performance and spoken word theatre. The collection is committed to publishing innovative and critically informed research on all aspects

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POETRY PRIZE: 2024 international W.B. Yeats Poetry Prize

The 2024 international W.B. Yeats Poetry Prize is now open for submissions. Poet Judge: January Gill O’Neil. 1st prize $1,000, 2nd prize $500, plus honourable mentions. Ends Feb. 1, 2024. Winners announced in early March. https://yeats.submittable.com Poets of any age from anywhere in the world may enter the competition. There is no limit on submissions. Eligible poems must be in English

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CONFERENCE: All Borders Blur

Registration now open for the All Borders Blur Conference – November 11 & 12, London & Virtual All Borders Blur: Mapping Intersections and Genre Crossings in UK Spoken-Word Poetries Since 1965 is a two-day academic conference co-organised by the FWF/ERC-funded project Poetry Off the Page together with Queen Mary University of London and the University of Vienna. The conference investigates

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EVENT: Decriminalisation at 30 Conference

A Conference on the 30th Anniversary of the Decriminalisation of Homosexuality in Ireland 8 June, Trinity Long Room Hub Reflecting on the 30th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in the Republic of Ireland, this one-day conference will present a range of perspectives from various disciplines and contexts, including contributions by scholars and activists, as well as writers and artists.

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NEW BOOK: Constitutions of Self in Contemporary Irish Poetry

Constitutions of Self in Contemporary Irish Poetry explores the figure of the lyrical self in the work of six contemporary Irish poets: Paul Muldoon, Vona Groarke, Sinéad Morrissey, Caitríona O’Reilly, Alan Gillis and Nick Laird. By focusing on the self, this study offers the first sustained exploration of what is arguably one of the most distinctive features of Irish poetry. Readings

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NEW BOOK: Dimensions of Elegy in the Poetry of Paul Muldoon

“All Will Be Swept Away” Dimensions of Elegy in the Poetry of Paul Muldoon By Wit Pietrzak The book offers the first comprehensive study of Paul Muldoon’s mourning verse. Considering not only the celebrated elegies like “Yarrow,” “Incantata” or “Sillyhow Stride” but also the elegiac impulse as it develops throughout Muldoon’s entire work, All Will Be Swept Away charts a

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CFP: ‘Irish Poetry Beyond Regionalism and Nationalism’

Symposium: Monday 27th March, 2023 Museum of Literature Ireland, Dublin Dr Gail McConnell (Queen’s University Belfast) & Dr Karl O’Hanlon (Maynooth University) This symposium sets out to explore mid-century Irish poetry’s rich web of affiliations, reconceptualising the period from Partition to the Troubles by bringing to light forgotten cross-border collaborations, transnational connections, feminist, queer, ecocritical, socialist, and working-class perspectives. Feminist

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