Tag: poetry

Ciaran Carson, 1948 – 2019

Last Sunday, the inimitable poet and musician Ciaran Carson died after an illness. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, into an Irish-speaking family, poet Ciaran Carson attended Queen’s University, Belfast. He held the position of traditional arts officer of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland from 1975 to 1998 and was appointed director of the Seamus…

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Fox by Alice Oswald

It’s National Poetry Day today and in celebration, here is Fox by Alice Oswald, who is fast becoming one of my favourite poets. The last stanza of this poem is so beautiful. Enjoy! Fox   I heard a cough as if a thief was there outside my sleep a sharp intake of air a fox…

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Yeats Day 2015

Today marks the 150th anniversary of Ireland’s greatest poet, WB Yeats, who was born on this day in 1865. A host of events are taking place worldwide to mark this important year and you can check them out at the Yeats 2015 website. Here is my favourite Yeats poem. What one would you read today?…

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