poetry

Fermanagh’s Women Aloud Part 3

There’s more yet. Let’s meet a few more of the women who are part of Women Aloud Fermanagh 2016: Teresa Kane, Antoinette Rock and Mary McElroy. Teresa Kane: She has worked as a freelance journalist for BBC and for many years as a regional leader for Pushkin Prizes Creative Writing Trust. She has a long(…)

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Introducing Fermanagh’s Women Aloud Part 2

Let’s meet a few more of the women who are part of Women Aloud Fermanagh: Monica Corish, Helen Daniel and Ruth Leonard. Monica Corish: Monica lives in Kinlough, Co Leitrim. She is an award-winning writer of poetry, short stories and memoir. She was 2014 / 2015 SPARK writer-in-residence at the Leitrim Observer. Her second full(…)

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Thoughts on Point of Absence

An Appreciation by Tony Brady In the recent All Ireland Poetry Slam Final, held in Blakes of The Hollow, watering place and home of Fermanagh Writer’s, Poet Teresa Kane was placed in the final three competitors. My personal view, and no reflection on the excellent judges, polemics delivered by the first and second contenders won (…)

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Tavern Told Tales Launched

Fermanagh Writers’ third anthology of prose and poetry, Tavern Told Tales, was launched in Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen on 2nd October. The Impartial Reporter captured the event in the next week’s edition.

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Poets Meet Painters Winner: John D. Kelly

Congratulations to John D. Kelly who won first prize in the Poets Meet Painters contest run by Hungry Hill Writing. The contest was adjudicated by Cherry Smyth. His poem, Brush With A Past, is included in the Poets Meet Painters anthology. For more information about the contest and the anthology visit Hungry Hill Writers website.(…)

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Paula Meehan Inspires Fermanagh Writers

On Tuesday evening a stimulating, challenging, critical focus on poetry was led by the poet Paula Meehan. She began with an example of poetry being an expression of freedom and identity. Osip Mandelstam, a Russian poet, imprisoned under the Stalinist oppression exhaled his breath upon a window surface onto which he drew his name as a means of making(…)

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Mall Rats – Our Contribution To All Ireland Poetry Day

John Llewellyn James recounts our experience of All Ireland Poetry Day: After surviving everything Fermanagh weather could throw at us at Portora Castle last year, we sought shelter this time for our Annual Poet’s Corner on All Ireland Poetry Day, sponsored by Poetry Ireland, in our local shopping mall, the Erneside Centre.  We felt somewhat(…)

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Paul Muldoon At Charlie’s Bar

John D Kelly  talks about Paul Muldoon’s visit to Fermanagh Writers:   Last Tuesday at Charlie’s Bar – on 28th August, Fermanagh Writers had the great pleasure of being entertained and educated by one of the world’s most highly acclaimed living poets currently writing in the English language. Paul Muldoon, most graciously, and without hesitation(…)

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Our Poets In A Poet’s Place

A Poet’s Place, a collection of poems about where they live by writers  across Northern Ireland was launched in Belfast on Saturday, 30th June. The poems were brought together into a book by Community Arts Partnership. Six of our members are included in the anthology: Dermot Maguire, John Kelly, Diane Jardel, Tammy Swift, John James and Angela(…)

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Poem Honours New Enniskillen Hospital

Tony Brady paid tribute to the new hospital in Enniskillen in a poem he wrote recently. The poem was printed in this week’s Impartial Reporter as the new hospital opened its doors on Thursday.

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