Pat Boran of Ireland's Dedalus Press presents new writing from the dynamic literary imprint where Poetry Matters: Spread the Word.
Joseph Woods and Macdara Woods26/06/2011 Duration: 23min
Dedalus poets Joseph Woods and Macdara Woods read at the launch of their respective new books at the Dublin Writers Museum in May 2011. Joseph Woods reads from Ocean Letters; Macdara Woods from The Cotard Dimension, with a brief introduction on the evening by Pat Boran.
Eva Bourke, Gerard Fanning and Katherine Duffy26/06/2011 Duration: 31min
Dedalus poets Eva Bourke, Gerard Fanning and Katherine Duffy read at the launch of their respective new books at the Irish Writers' Centre in April 2011. Bourke reads from Piano, Fanning from Hombre: New and Selected Poems, and Duffy from Sorrow's Egg.
Richard Tillinghast: Selected Poems09/02/2011 Duration: 22min
The Ireland-based American poet, who recently celebrated his 70th birthday, reads at the launch of Selected Poems (Dedalus Press, 2009), recorded in Dublin's Unitarian Church, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2 in November 2009.
Voices at the World's Edge: Irish Poets on Skellig Michael11/12/2010 Duration: 35min
At the recent launch of Voices at the World's Edge: Irish Poets on Skellig Michael, which took place in the National Library of Ireland, and with the support of the Office of Pubic Works, poet and editor Paddy Bushe spoke about the project and then introduced a specially composed piece of music by fiddler Maire Breathnach, short readings by three of the poets, and after which Dr Martin Mansergh, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Finance, with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works, offered a fascinating overview of the site's 1400 year history and of his own connections with it since his first visit there in the 1970s.
Ger Reidy: Drifting Under the Moon15/06/2010 Duration: 19min
Pat Boran introduces a reading by Mayo-born poet Ger Reidy whose second collection of poems, Drifting Under the Moon was published in May 2010 by the Dedalus Press.
Peggy O'Brien: Frogspotting14/06/2010 Duration: 22min
American poet Peggy O'Brien, who lived in Ireland for two decades, reads at the launch of her second collection of poems, Frog Spotting (Dedalus Press, 2009). Recorded in The Irish Writers' Centre, May 2009.
Mary Montague: Tribe09/06/2010 Duration: 14min
Mary Montague reads at the launch in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal of her 2008 collection of poems, Tribe, a book in which, according to poet Eva Bourke, "the trained eye of the natural scientist and the impassioned soul of a poet fuse to create a poetic universe that is nothing short of miraculous".
Pádraig J Daly: Afterlife09/06/2010 Duration: 22min
Born in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Pádraig J Daly is a poet and an Augustinian priest. Recorded on May 31, 2010, he reads here at the Irish Writers' Centre at the launch of his latest collection, Afterlife (Dedalus Press).
Gerard Smyth: The Fullness of Time15/05/2010 Duration: 15min
Pat Boran presents Dublin-born poet Gerard Smyth in a reading from The Fullness of Time: New and Selected Poems (Dedalus Press, 2010), recorded at the launch of the book in Dublin's Damer Hall, 04 May 2010. For further details, or to purchase this or other Dedalus Press titles, see www.dedaluspress.com
Grace Wells: When God Has Been Called Away...13/05/2010 Duration: 09min
London-born poet Grace Wells, long since resident in Ireland, reads at the launch of her debut collection of poems, When God Has Been Called Away to Greater Things (Dedalus Press, 2010). Recorded 04 May 2010. Introduced by Pat Boran. For further details see the Dedalus website at www.dedaluspress.com or the Dedalus blog at http://dedaluspress.blogspot.com/
Paul Perry: The Last Falcon and Small Ordinance13/05/2010 Duration: 08min
Dublin-born poet Paul Perry reads at the launch of his third collection of poems, The Last Falcon and Small Ordinance (Dedalus Press, 2010). Recorded 04 May 2010. Introduced by Pat Boran. For further details see the Dedalus website at www.dedaluspress.com or the Dedalus blog at http://dedaluspress.blogspot.com/
Philip McDonagh: The Song the Oriole Sang12/05/2010 Duration: 17min
Pat Boran presents a reading by poet and currently Irish Ambassador to Russia Philip McDonagh reads from his second collection of poems, The Song the Oriole Sang (Dedalus Press, 2010) at the launch in the National Gallery of Ireland, May 11, 2010.