POETRY ALOUD @10

Bríd O’Sullivan marks ten years of this national competition celebrating the spoken word in verse.

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‘Poetry’, says Helen Vendler, the American literary critic, ‘is the most speaking of written signs, the most designed of spoken utterances.’ Believing that a poem known by heart is one of the most wonderful things that you could carry about with you, Niall MacMonagle, English teacher at Wesley College, Dublin, in 1993 invited his pupils to learn poems by heart and perform them in public, celebrating the power and beauty of words. And so the idea of Poetry Aloud was born. […]

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November/December 2017 (issue no.376) 


November Book Competition

A Flutter of Wings

by Mervyn Wall

First collected in 1974, the stories span Mervyn Wall's entire writing career, dating back to the 1940s.

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A Flutter of Wings by Mervyn Wall
ISBN: 978-1-78380-017-9
Publisher: The Swan River Press


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