WASHINGTON From Brussels to Boise, President Joe Biden relied on the same line of Irish poetry to speak of a changing world. Biden cited WB Yeats’ “Easter, 1916” seven times since June, according to White House transcripts, including twice in one day this week in remarks focused on responding to
The recently published Green carnations, Glas na Gile, is a compelling anthology told through the voices of 25 Irish LGBTQ + poets, capturing today’s queer experience. The anthology traces the ups and downs of first loves, longer couple relationships and sexual encounters, pleasure and pain, self-reflection and celebration, all through
It could be post-traumatic stress from the Leaving Cert era, but the first instinct of many people when they hear the word “poetry” is to run. While we can talk for hours about the reflections and ingenious writings of Heaney, Kinsella, Boland and others, their accounts present a different Ireland.