|4th Nov 11|
23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival
|The 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival will take place from 4th to 6th November 2011 including Roger McGough, Fleur Adcock, Oliver Reyblods, Leontia Flynn, Fergus Allen and Kay Ryan.|
|1st Nov 11|
Poetry Ireland Review
|Achill islander John F Deane is the new editor of Poetry Ireland Review, a journal he founded thirty years ago, three years after he founded the organisation Poetry Ireland in 1978. |
John F Deane's verse collections include Toccata and Fugue: New and Selected Poems (2000), Manhandling the Deity (2003) and Eye of the Hare (2011), all from Carcanet. His fiction output incudes the novels In the Name of the Wolf (1999) and Where No Storms Come (2010), and a collection of short stories, The Heather Field and Other Stories (2007), all from Blackstaff Press. His most recent collection of essays is The Works of Love: Incarnation, Ecology and Poetry, published by Columba Press.
The founder of Dedalus Press, he has translated and published many European poets, including Marin Sorescu, Jacques Rancourt and the 2011 Nobel laureate Tomas Tranströmer.
A recipient of the O'Shaughnessy Award and the Marten Toonder Award for Literature, John F Deane is also a member of Aosdána. In 2007 the French government honoured him by making him Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
John F Deane is currently accepting submissions for Poetry Ireland Review 105 and for subsequent issues.
|20th Oct 11|
2011 T S Eliot Prize Shortlist
The Poetry Book Society has announced the shortlist for the 2011 T S Eliot Prize.
The ten collections on the shortlist are
John Burnside's Black Cat Bone
|6th Oct 11|
Poetry Ireland Trócaire Poetry Competition
|Click to download details of the new Poetry Ireland Trócaire Poetry Competition|
|6th Oct 11|
Nobel Prize for Literature: Tomas Tranströmer
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2011 is awarded to the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer “because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality”.