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#ReadingIrelandMonth 2018-2019-2020-2021

March 2021:

  1. Don’t Touch My HairEmma DabiriREVIEW
  2. Poem:  “Still” Felicia Olusanya (aka FeliSpeaks)
  3. Anseo – Úna-Mingh Kavanaugh  REVIEW 
  4. Why the Moon Travels – Oein DeBhairduin  REVIEW
  5. Say Nothing – P. R. Keefe   REVIEW  2019 National Book Critic’s Circle Award NF
  6. Ulster American – David Ireland  REVIEW  #ReadingIrelandMonth21
  7. Irish Short Stories – J. McGahern, W. Trevor, C. Keegan   REVIEW #ReadingIrelandMonth21

March 2020:

  1. The Irish Writer and the World – Declan Kiberd  (2005)
  2. The Spaces of Irish Drama – H. Lojek
  3. The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir – Samantha Power
  4. Woman of No Importance – Oscar Wilde  #Classic play*
  5. The Christmas Tree – Jennifer Johnston*
  6. The Wake – T. Murphy   play*
  7. Station Island – Seamus Heaney (67 poems)*
  8. Lady Gregory and the National Theatre – E. Remport*

 

March 2019:

  1. Two MoonsJennifer Johnston (Dublin, 1930) – READ  #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  2. The Goat’s Song D. Healy – READ  #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  3. Selected Poems – Medbh McGuckianREADING   #ReadingIrelandMonth19  (10/57)
  4. The Poet’s DublinEavan Boland – READ#ReadingIrelandMonth19 (35 poems)
  5. Saints and SinnersE. O’Brien – READ  #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  6. The Wrong Country: Essays on Modern Irish WritingG. Dawe – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  7. Come On HomePhillip McMahon (play) – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  8. Field Work – Seamus Heaney (poems)READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  9. A Slanting of the Sun – Donal Ryan – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19 (20 stories)
  10. Memoir – John McGahern – READING #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  11. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
  12. Lally the Scut – Abbie Spallen (play) – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  13. When  All Is SaidAnne Griffin – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  14. Travelling In A Strange LandD. Park – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  15. A Ladder To The Sky John Boyne – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  16. The Cruelty MenEmer Martin – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  17. Normal PeopleSally Rooney – READING #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  18. The HoarderJess Kidd – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  19. Himself – Jess Kidd – READ
  20. Water & PowerG. Fanning (30 poems) – READ #NationalPoetryMonth2019
  21. Himself – Jess Kidd – READ
  22. The Heart’s Invisible Furies John BoyneREAD
  23. Seeing Yellow – E. Bourke (poetry) – READ
  24. From a Low and Quiet Sea – Donal Ryan- READ
  25. InsistanceAilbhe Darcy – READ (18 poems)
  26. The Barracks – J. McGahern – READ
  27. Red Ribbons – L. Phillips – READ (Irish Noir)
  28. Crocodile Tears – M. O’Sullivan – READ (Irish Noir)
  29. The Twelve – S.Neville – READ  (Irish Noir)
  30. Harbour Lights – D. Mahon (25 poems by Irish poet) – READ
  31. The Radio (32 poems) – Irish poet L. Flynn (shortlist 2017 T.S. Eliot Prize) – READ
  32. The Boys of BluehillE. Ní Chuilleanáin – READ (40 poems, Irish poet)
  33. Now We Can Talk Openly about Men Martina Evans – READ
  34. Show Them a Good Time – Nicole Flattery  (8 short stories) – READ
  35. MilkmanAnna Burns – READ
  36. The Empty Family – C. Tóibin – (9 short stories) – READ
  37. My Name is Leon – Kit de Waal – READ

 

March 2018:

  1. Seamus Heaney – H. VendlerREAD
  2. Short story: Deer Season – K. Barry – READ  (The New Yorker)
  3. Short story: The Island and the Calves – Dermot Healy – READ
  4. Midwinter  Break – B. MacLaverty – READ
  5. The Weir – C. McPherson – READ
  6. Mapping Irish Theatre – C. Morash and S. Richards – READ
  7. A Long Long Way – S. Barry – READ
  8. Poem: Inniskeen Road: July Evening – P. KavanaghREAD
  9. Play: Two Pints – Roddy Doyle – READ
  10. Play: Alice Trilogy – T. Murphy – READ
  11. The Third Policeman – F. O’ Brian – READ
  12. Memories of Youghal – W. Trevor – READ (short story)
  13. Wounds – F. Keane – READ  winner Best Irish Non-fiction 2017
  14. The Rule of the Land: Walking Ireland’s Border – G. Carr – READ