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Denise Blake’s third collection of poetry, Invocation, has been published by Revival Press, Limerick Writers’ Centre. http://www.limerickwriterscentre.com/books/invocation/ Her first two books, Take a Deep Breath, How to Sing Without Getting Dizzy, are published by Summer Palace Press. She is a regular contributor to Sunday Miscellany, RTE Radio 1. Denise’s poem ‘And They All Lived Happily’ Read More

And They All Lived Happily – poem on Soundcloud

I recorded my poem for Sound cloud – #PoetryDayIrlhttps://soundcloud.com/denise-blake-4/and-they-all-lived-poem?in=denise-blake-4/sets/sunday-miscellany Read More

#PoetryDayIrl – Truth & Dare Poems

I was so pleased to have my poem, And They All Lived Happily, chosen as one of the Truth poems for Poetry Ireland. Poems on the Dart & poetry cards sent out to Libraries and Art Centres. A huge thank you to Elaine Feeney, Poetry Ireland and Revival Press, Limerick Writers Centre. Truth poems: Denise Read More

CAP – Poetry in Motions Schools- Seamus Heaney Award for Eglinton PS

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Poems on Poethead

I am grateful to Chris Murray for publishing five of my poems on her wonderful poetry site – Poethead Five poems from Invocation : The Beaching, Crockery, Becoming Shepherds, Against Words, Mother Goddess Link : Read More

Miscellany 50 – RTE Radio 1

Miscellany 50 Radio Festival Weekend – Project Arts Centre I was so pleased to read on Friday night as a participant in this wonderful festival. With thanks to producers: Cliodhna Ni Anluain, Sarah Binchey and Aoife Nic Cormaic and to everyone involved in organising this event. The shows were recorded and will be broadcast in Read More

The Allingham Festival 2018

I am very grateful to the committee of this years Allingham Festival for inviting me to take part in the Literary Lunch in Nirvana, Ballyshannon on Nov. 10th. Niall MacMonagle launched my collection, Invocation. Niall introduced the launch with a beautiful and thoughtful talk covering poems from all three of my collections. He then had Read More

Uniform Days – my poem on Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany Podcast – 9th September 2018 Na Scéirdí: A Great City Far Off by Conall Hamill; Maud Gonne Mad and Mrs Desperate by Lourdes Mackey; Uniform Days, a poem by Denise Blake; The House of Galileo Galilei by Justin MacCarthy; and Breaching the Barricades by Olive Travers https://www.rte.ie/radio1/sunday-miscellany/#102922312 Read More

Sunset at Malin Head – Sunday Miscellany

Sunset at Malin Head Sunday Miscellany 2/9/18 https://www.rte.ie/radio1/sunday-miscellany/#102916143 New Writing: Reegsy by John O’Donnell; The Passing of Time by Sharon Hogan; The Final Frontier by Joe Ó Muircheartaigh; Sunset at Malin Head by Denise Blake; A Question of Sport by Mary O’Donnell; And The All-Ireland Football Final, a poem by Paddy Moran Music: Thank You Read More

Sound Off – Irish Times Magazine

I have a Sound Off piece in the Irish Times magazine : Sound Off: Why are we still glorifying princesses? I thought we’d moved on from Snow White and unicorns and all things pink. I thought we were trying to empower children https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/sound-off-why-are-we-still-glorifying-princesses-1.3597074#.W4EGcOgt2Fc.facebook Read More

INVOCATION- Revival Press, Limerick Writers Centre

Invocation – Denise Blake For sale online at: http://www.limerickwriterscentre.com/books/innovation/ or at Easons Letterkenny Shopping Centre , Courtyard Centre Letterkenny Thyme Out Tearooms & Gift shop, Glenveagh National Park Dunlewey Centre’s gift shop or through my Books page : http://www.deniseblake.com/books/ At a time when life can often seem harsh and cynical, this book is an intelligent Read More

Invocation Readings – Sligo 31/5 ; Limerick 5/6

INVOCATION on tour: http://www.limerickwriterscentre.com/books/invocation/ Read More

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