All Blog Posts Tagged 'Poetry' (96)

Fragments of Time

After watching the video of Genetic ghosts, I kept recalling one of my poems, written in preparation for our first performance tour in Ireland back in 2005. I set to understanding the feelings I awakened during my visit the first year in the only way I knew best, rhythm and rhyme.…


Added by Bit Devine on July 18, 2013 at 5:34pm — 2 Comments

Breithlá Shona Duit, W.B. Yeats!

I thought it was worth noting that today, June 13th, is the anniversary of the birth of Irish poet, W.B. Yeats.  William Butler Yeats was born on June 13, 1865 in Sandymount, County Dublin.  He would go on to be among the most influential writers in the 20th century -- not just in Ireland, but throughout the world.  He was a driving force behind the Irish…


Added by Ryan O'Rourke on June 13, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Inis Mor



It is the call of the sea and the crashing waves…


Added by Bit Devine on May 9, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Talking 'Galway Stories' With Readers Across the Globe

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE members' chat hosted here at on Wednesday, May 8th, with Connemara-based author, poet, and publisher (and fellow Wild Geese member) …


Added by The Wild Geese on May 9, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Ghost of the Galway City Museum

(Claddagh Fish Market Galway drawing used by permission of artist, Sue Bryan.  You may visit Sue here.)



Added by kevin j dalton on May 7, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

'This Could Be Heaven': Excerpt from 'Galway Stories'

An excerpt from John Walsh's short story, This Could Be Heaven

It all starts in Monroe’s. This time of year they keep a fire burning, and I am freezing; the winds that get twisted around the corners of Dominick Street are fierce. She is standing right where I would like to be, holding her hands…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 6, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

Chat With Doire Press' John Walsh, Get a Shot at a Book

We're excited to be launching our next members' giveaway today.  We will be sending five members of The Wild Geese a complimentary copy of…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2013 at 3:00am — 5 Comments

Come With Us to Cúirt

Established in 1985 and quickly becoming one of the premier literature festivals in all of Europe (and beyond), the Cúirt International Festival of Literature launched its 2013 programme on the 23rd of April.  This annual festival based in Galway continues to…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 30, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

'Over the Edge' at Cúirt

My qualifications for reviewing modern Irish literature are limited to:

    - I live in Ireland, and,

    - I like books

With that disclaimer...

The Over the Edge Showcase was, for me, a highlight of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature.  The event was billed as giving “a platform to emerging poets and…


Added by Kelly O'Rourke on April 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Friday at Cúirt: The Galway Experience in a Nutshell

As the Cúirt International Festival of Literature entered its third day, it became apparent early on that it was going to be a day in which one would be exposed to the true "Galway experience."  

The highlight of the day, for me, was the Literary Walk through Galway City.  This was a free event, and a large group of literature buffs…


Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 27, 2013 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Cúirt Launches in Presidential Style

The 2013 Cúirt International Festival of Literature kicked off in style last night as Ireland's President, Michael D. Higgins, officially opened the festivities with a speech at Hotel Meyrick in Galway's city centre.  The main event for the evening were the reading by well-known authors, Seamus Heaney and Michael…


Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 25, 2013 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

The Wild Geese at Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Established in 1986 and quickly becoming one of the premier literature festivals in all of Europe (and beyond), the Cúirt International Festival of Literature launches its 2013 program in Galway today.  The festival will run through Sunday, April 28th, and will feature some of the very best in what modern Irish literature has to offer (as well as literature…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 23, 2013 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

Spring Poems ~ A Favorite of Mine


NOTHING is so beautiful as spring --

When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;

Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush

Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring

The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing;

The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush

The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush

With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.

What is all this juice and all this…


Added by Bit Devine on March 25, 2013 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Dusting Off The Travel Memories

In a way of introducing myself, I thought I might share some of my "Trail Tales" from previous journeys home...

I think we shall start with this one:

Sing Us a Song, Cowboy!

By Catherine Lilbit Devine © August 18, 2006

Whispers of the West has made our second journey to the Emerald Isle to perform our Music…


Added by Bit Devine on March 22, 2013 at 10:44am — 1 Comment

Founding Member
Irish Poet William Allingham

The Fairies

by William Allingham (19 March, 1824 - 18 November 1889)…


Added by Nollaig 2016 on March 17, 2013 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

International Poetry Readings at NYU Glucksman Ireland House Friday

Friday, March 8th 2013, 2:30 - 4:30pm at Glucksman Ireland House NYU

Free and open to the public, lovers of poetry are invited to an afternoon of internationally-selected poetry readings at Glucksman Ireland House NYU this Friday, 2:30-4:30 PM. Glucksman Ireland House sits across the street from…


Added by David Cosgrove on March 6, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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