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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 Read More

Sunset at Malin Head – Sunday Miscellany

Sunset at Malin Head Sunday Miscellany 2/9/18 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 Read More

INVOCATION- Revival Press, Limerick Writers Centre

Invocation – Denise Blake For sale online at: 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 : 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: Read More

Sunday Miscellany – Springtime in Ohio (poem) 22/04/18

Sunday Miscellany RTE Radio1 : Real Player Link:!rii=b9%5F10864850%5F68%5F22%2D04%2D2018%5F Read More

Donegal Woman: INVOCATION Book launch

Family, friends and fans packed into Rockhill House Estate yesterday for the launch of Denise Blake’s newest poetry collection. Leading Donegal poet Denise Blake launched her third collection, Invocation, on Sunday with a celebration of words, music and the arts. Just as much of Invocation celebrates family and friendship, the event was a special occasion Read More

My Donegal – Donegal Daily Denise Blake often celebrates Donegal in her poetry, so this weekend is a particularly special time for her to celebrate Donegal in this interview series. Denise will launch her third poetry collection, Invocation, on Sunday, April 15th at 3:00 pm. The event at Rockhill House Estate Letterkenny is set to be a momentous day Read More

Book Launch: Invocation – Revival Press

Sunday 15th April @ 3:00 – Rockhill House Estate, Letterkenny Guests: The Conwal Singers Compere : Maureen Curran Launch by : Imelda Maguire & Traolach Ó Fionnáin, Arts Officer All Welcome Read More

Sunday Miscellany poem – Killary Wonder

Sunday 8/4/18 Real player link: Advice, by Mary O’Malley; From Poldi to Killary, by Michael O’Loughlin; Work, a poem by Moya Cannon; New Boots, by Paul Rouse; Mass Cat, by Olive Travers; And Killary Wonder, a poem by Denise Blake. Music: April in Paris, sung by Billie Holliday; Adagietto from Symphony No. 5, by Read More

Mother Goddess – poem

Mother Goddess poem on Soundcloud : Read More

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