Great news from the Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation today:
The ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival has been around since 2002. It was the first and is the largest international platform for short films based on poetry – the poetry films. Every year, it offers poets, film and festival makers from all over the world a platform for creative exchange, brainstorming and meeting with a broad audience. With a competition, film programmes, poetry readings, retrospectives, exhibitions, performances, workshops, colloquia, lectures and a children’s programme, it presents in various sections the diversity of the genre of poetry film.
The festival has grown steadily since its foundation. Around 2,000 entries from over 100 countries were submitted to the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2020. In recent years, the festival has been hosted in nearly 50 countries around the world. The best poetry films are presented regularly in the program of the Haus für Poesie, including in the monthly series ZEBRA-Poesiefilmclub.
Congrats to Matthew Thompson who shot and directed the film; míle buíochas to Poetry Ireland and the Brikerhoff Foundation for the wonderful opportunity; and shout out to Marino, Dublin 3 on a sunny summer day – the perfect background!
Beidh dhá phíosa filíochta liom le feiceáil ar an scáileán mór i gcroílár Bhaile Átha Cliath.
Living Canvas is a large-scale outdoor digital screen on the banks of Dublin’s Grand Canal. Solely dedicated to cultural use, it is the largest in Europe, and the second of its kind in the world. Offering artists a unique and spectacular platform to introduce their work to a wider public, Living Canvas knits art as a way of life into the heart of Dublin City. It has been created, and is fully supported by IPUT, one of Ireland’s oldest Property Investment companies, as part of their ongoing commitment to placemaking, and their belief that arts and culture need to find space in cities, alongside places to live and to work. Living Canvas is programmed by a curatorial committee including representatives from the Royal Hibernian Academy, the Museum of Literature Ireland, the Arts Office of Dublin City Council, and Algorithm.
Words at Wilton Park is a six week long programme, timed to coincide with Dublin’s International Literary Festival in May, and celebrating Dublin’s role as an UNESCO city of literature, and the rich literary legacy of Wilton Park, where a new square being developed by IPUT is being named in honour of Mary Lavin, the first Irish female writer to have a public space named for her.
Is féidir teacht ar thuilleadh eolais faoin togra, agus an clár ama do na tograí éagsúla anseo.
More information on the various projets, and the timetable is here.
Bhí sé de dheis agam REIC a chur ar siúl roinnt mhaith le déanaí – ag Féile na Bealtaine sa Daingean, san ardchathair a bhuí leis an gCiste Spreagtha, agus beidh sé ar siúl i Luimneach amárach mar chuid den fhéile Future Limerick.
It’s such a pleasure to share the REIC stage with poets from all over the country, with such a wealth of experiences and perspectives to share. Someone asked me at the last REIC when I started the night and it shocked me when I did the maths and realised that 2015 was seven years ago!
Is mór agam go bhfuil lucht féachana agus buíon scríbhneoirí fós ag freastal go rialta ar REIC. Nár laga dia sibh!
Agus buíochas le Aonghus Ó hAlmhain a scríobh cuntas ar an oíche in Beckett Locke ar a bhlag féin – anseo.
Bhí imeacht an-deas againn mar chuid den International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival 2022.
5 Irish language mini-plays under development by playwrights from the queer Irish-language arts collective AerachAiteachGaelach. Read more about us at www.aerachaiteachgaelach.net and come find out what our playwrights have been cooking up!
Our mission is simple, to foster the making of short films in Irish, our winners’ successes over the years and the testimonials from past entrants inspire our work
Is é is aidhm dúinn ná déanamh gearrscannán as Gaeilge a chothú. Spreagann dul chun cinn ár mbuaiteoirí ins na comórtais go dtí seo, agus teistiméireachtaí ón ár rannpháirtithe ár saothar.
An teideal atá ar an bpíosa ná An Cailín Aimsire.
Mná aiteacha, is ann dúinn anois agus b’ann dúinn i gcónaí, cé nach minic a insítear ár scéalta. Tá an t-ádh liomsa go bhfuil cead agam labhairt go hoscailte faoi mo mhianta agus ba mhaith liom an scannán seo a dhéanamh ar son na daoine a tháinig romhainn b’fhéidir nach raibh an tsaoirse sin acu.
Míle buíochas le lucht eagraithe na féile, is deis iontach é seo agus táim ar bís tabhairt faoi.
Agus buíochas le Helen Ní Shé a labhair liom ar An Saol Ó Dheas inné faoin scannán. Is féidir leat éisteacht siar leis ar shuíomh RTÉ anseo.
Is mór an onóir dom go bhfuil dán liom sa díolaim nua seo.
I am beyond honoured to have a poem in this anthology, edited by Brian Ó Conchubhair and Samuel K. Fisher and published by Wake Forest University Press.
Bone and Marrow/Cnámh agus Smior: An Anthology of Irish Poetry from Medieval to Modern is the most inclusive and comprehensive anthology of Irish-language poetry to date. Impressive in its breadth and scholarly in its depth, this collection casts a wide net, and in tracing Irish history since the sixth century to the present day, it makes evident that so much of the bone and marrow of Irish history and culture is poetry. Across the turbulent and often traumatic centuries, poets witnessed and gave witness to a multiplicity of Irish experiences; the rich and multifaceted tradition they created is both a reckoning with Irish, European, and global realities, and an imaginative response to them.
Tuilleadh eolais ar shuíomh an fhoilsitheora anseo.