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Ash Wednesday: The Reading

  10 weeks of poems, blog posts and dinners came to a wonderful and glorious conclusion last Wednesday at the Ranelagh Arts Centre.  Ash Wednesday – a day for religion and a day for sport (apparently there was a clash … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Dinner: For the Love of Poetry and Pork

There are few things in life as good as poetry and pork.  Oh – and coffee.  And the kindness of people who own coffee kiosks.   And you can quote me on that.   You can also quote me on this:   Life … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Poetry Series – Anne Tannam: From the Origins of the Universe

“As a poet, a completed poem says just what I needed to say, not a syllable more or less. As a reader, a poem is an invitation to visit another’s world and return transformed by the encounter”. * The Ash … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Poetry Series – Colm Keegan: Untitled

“With poetry, I get a feeling akin to nostalgia, something I feel in the solar plexus anyway, an internal itch, or urge that has to be attended to. I either write as I feel that or take a note and … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Poetry Series – Stephen James Smith: Ticking Clock

“At the core for me there should be honesty, a willingness to want to share…”  * The Ash Wednesday Series takes its name from the following Leonard Cohen quotation:  “Poetry is just the evidence of life.  If your life is … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Poetry Series – Gabriel Rosenstock: Féileacán/Butterfly

“It’s like breathing, at least for me, in the sense that it is natural and necessary. One can be conscious of one’s breath or one can breathe without a thought. And let’s not forget the connection between ‘breath’ and ‘inspiration’”. … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Poetry Series – Sarah Maria Griffin: you asked if the cold weather reminded me of home

“As a person who left Dublin, I can honestly say language. We communicate differently to anyone else. There’s a cadence and a musicality to it. I miss that.” * The Ash Wednesday Series takes its name from the following Leonard … Continue reading

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