Selected poems Seán O’Ríordáin edited by Frank Sewell

I’m very proud to have translations in this beautiful book : 1) Ualach na Beatha, The Burden of Life ;      2) Oilithreacht fám anam , My Soul’s pilgrimage (with F Sewell) ;                 3)Do Dhomhnall Ó Corcora , For Daniel Corkery;     4) Oileán agus Oileán Eile, This Island and Read More

Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas

Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas from the National Concert Hall BOOK NOW Tuesday December 10th, 8pm          National Concert Hall       The RTÉ Concert Orchestra      David Brophy, conductor SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDING: Mary Coughlan     Brendan Graham    Maeve Higgins   Ciaran & Richie Tourish Mia Cooper – violin    Niall Read More

Poethead Blog

____________ With thanks to Christine Murray, Poethead,   for publishing three of my poems in her blog; Ultrasound,    Adjusting ,    Beyond the Front Door Poethead http://poethead.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/poems-by-denise-blake/   Read More

SEPTEMBER SUNDAYS – as heard on Sunday Miscellany edited by Clíodhna Ní Anluain

SEPTEMBER SUNDAYS – as heard on Sunday Miscellany edited by Clíodhna Ní Anluain  is a new book with a selection of images and accompanying CD  published by New Island Books See http://www.newisland.ie/newreleases   Contributors include Theo Dorgan, Conor O’Callaghan, Cyril Kelly, Leo Cullen, Joe O’Toole, Tim Carey, Alan Titley, Cathy Power, Mary O’Malley, Catherine Foley, Joe Read More

Burning Bush 2 issue 5 :

Burning Bush 2  issue 5 : With thanks to Burning Bush for publishing my poem,  Lighting the Flame  http://burningbush2.org/previous-issues/issue-five/denise-blake/ http://issuu.com/burningbush2/docs/burning_bush_2_issue_5_ Read More

NI Libraries Creativity Month

NI Libraries Creativity Month This is a short video promoting NI Libraries Creativity Month. Moyra Donaldson, Deirdre Cartmill and myself had a wonderful day in Armagh Library where we gave workshops and did an afternoon reading. Thank you to Bernie McGill, Elizabeth McAleer and all the library staff who treated us with such kindness. I Read More

Sunday Miscellany All Ireland Sunday Sept 23, 2012

Sunday Miscellany     All Ireland Sunday   Sept 23,  2012 http://www.rte.ie/radio1/sundaymiscellany/   podcast – This programme marks All Ireland Football Championship Sunday 2012 Spoken content: The Big Match by Padraig McGinn    The House of Pain by Tom Rowley Con Houlihan by Cyril Kelly   My First All Ireland by Patrick Coleman Jimmy’s Winning Matches Read More

Lunchtime Readings at the Irish Writers’ Centre

Irish Writers’ Centre   http://www.poetryireland.ie/ Irish Writers’ Centre shared a link. Interview with Denise Blake : this Friday as part of our Lunchtime Readings series, poet Denise Blake will read from her latest collection – interview at :http://writerscentre.ie/blog/?p=680 Denise Blake: work, read, sprint through poetry | Irish Writers’ Centre writerscentre.ie Read More

Irish Writers Centre Blog Interview

Denise Blake: work, read, sprint through poetry Posted on March 28, 2012 by June Caldwell Denise Blake will read this Friday at the Irish Writers’ Centre (1pm) as part of theLunctime Readings. She was born in Lakewood Ohio in 1958 and returned to Ireland with her parents and family to live in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal in 1969. Her first collection Read More

Take a Deep Breath

Denise’s first collection, Take a Deep Breath 2004 was published by Summer Palace Press ISBN-10: 0954475283 ISBN-13: 978-0954475284 Take a Deep Breath can be ordered from Kenny’s Bookstore, Galway and Amazon.co.uk Cover painting, Marin’s Quilt by Barrie Maguire Read More

Summer Palace Press

BOOK LAUNCH- Earagail Arts FestivaL                    July 4th                    Carn Lodge, Ramelton The Sketch, the Ship and the Afternoon: Ten Years at the Summer Palace The Sketch, the Ship and the Afternoon Ten Years at the Summer Palace Press Pictured at the launch of the anthology entitled the Read More

Wild Horses – the painting from a poem

Piebald-soul PIEBALD-SOUL “It is said in Ceannconn — the Head of the Hound — the Black and Tans came for my great-grandfather’s horse, a piebald horse that ate windfall apples from a child’s palm, who back-burdened their small farm, who cart-pulled a whole clan the miles to Schull for Sunday mass. They came for his Read More

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