This thursday, October 1st, is All-Ireland Poetry Day. There's lots of activities right around the country, which you can check out here. One local gig I'd like to mention is happening at 6.30 pm at Dalkey Library. Come along to hear DLR Libraries’ Writer in Residence Paul Perry read with special guests Dermot Bolger and Jane Robinson. All Welcome. Phone Dalkey Library on 01-2855277 for further details.
In a broader context, here's a couple of poetry-related posts on UK blogs that provide some interesting food for thought.
George Szirtes has a short reflection on the role of the 'I' voice in lyric poetry.
Over in Hackney, Ms Baroque has a look at the influence of small presses in the current Forward Prize anthology.
Vibrant, literary, Salt Publishing are rolling their several blogs together into one right here - also officially launching on October 1st. Well worth bookmarking.
Also, back at home, for emerging poets with a first collection under way, it might be worth noting that the Patrick Kavanagh Award have extended their deadline until October 7th.
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