Tag: poetry


Photo: Archie Carron Blog

THE Dublin Fringe Festival kicks off this weekend and in the first of our Fringe previews, we talk to Sahar Ali about her show Saharcasm, in Smock Alley Theatre from September 16-17 – a one-woman exploration of  “Irishism, Arabism and racism” through poetry, music and comedy.  Photo: Archie Carron Q. Is your show more a wide-ranging exploration of certain themes or do you have a very...

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“Writing my way out of that cave”- Meg Grehan on working through anxiety and agoraphobia Blog

“Writing about anxiety and agoraphobia and all of the other beasties made them seem smaller somehow. It made me bigger somehow. I started to feel my head get lighter, I started to feel my feet touch the ground again.” Author Meg Grehan recently published The Space Between, a beautiful free verse novel about a young woman experiencing isolation and mental health struggles who finds warmth, love...

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Word up – the FiveOnFriday with poet Alicia Byrne Keane Blog

POETRY Day Ireland is coming up on April 28 and among many events planned for it is a spoken word-based show in Dublin’s Workman’s Club with proceeds to Pieta House. I spoke to organiser, Alicia Byrne Keane, about the event and her take on the thriving spoken word scene. Poet and performer Alicia is the spoken word editor for the Bogman’s Cannon site – (check out her...

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#FiveOnFriday…with performance poet Lewis Kenny Blog

NEXT up for our #FiveOnFriday questionnaire is the rapid-tongued poet Lewis Kenny following his typically brilliant performance at the Therapy Sessions in FF16. Lewis is one of the rising stars of the ever-growing Irish performance poetry scene; his uncompromising rhymes confront the issues facing our communities, drug culture, the unforgiving highs and lows of being a dedicated football nut… and everything else in between. Such...

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Flying South: Setting the stage for open expressions on mental health All Posts

BILLED as Dublin’s first regular open mic night on the theme of mental health, Flying South is set up as a welcoming community for exploring ideas and personal experiences through all forms of self-expression – poetry, comedy, music, story-telling and more. Held the last Friday of each month, the next show is this Friday, August 28 at Jaja Studios, Stoneybatter. Organiser poet Kate Quigley says:...

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