Poetry Ireland Introductions Sampler

Tá bród orm a rá go bhfuil dánta liom sa leabhrán seo.

Poetry Ireland Introductions is a collection of poetry from the very best of Ireland’s emerging poets for 2017, as chosen by Poetry Ireland, the national poetry organisation. Along with a pair of superb poems, each poet provides an intriguing piece on what provoked them into writing poetry in the first place.

Featuring Niall Bourke, Colette Bryce, Conor Cleary, Susannah Dickey, Darren Donohue, Jackie Gorman, Majella Kelly, Ciara Ní É, Paul Ó Colmáin, James O’Leary, Matthew Rice, Breda Spaight, Christian Wethered, and Grace Wilentz.

Quality poems and quality prose from Poetry Ireland: connecting poetry and people

Ar fáil anseo.

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An Púca

Tá an téarma nach mór críochnaithe anseo in Villanova, agus ní fada go mbeidh mé ag tabhairt aghaidh ar Éirinn arís. 

Seo “An Púca” á léamh ag roinnt mac léinn de mo chuid.

Mhúin mé an dán ar Oíche Shamhna, agus bhí an rang an-tógtha leis, agus leis an mbéaloideas faoin bPúca freisin! Mar sin, rinneamar an dán a thaifead le chéile sa rang deireanach arú inné roimh slán a rá lena chéile.

(Béarla: This is my class at Villanova University, where I was teaching as a Fulbright FLTA for the past year. We covered this poem at Halloween. The students liked it, and the folklore about the Púca, so we recorded it during our last class.)

D’fhoghlaim mé an dán seo i rang a dó agus d’fhan sé liom i gcónaí. Bhí mé an-sásta, mar sin, téacs an dáin a aimsiú ar shuíomh Comhaltas.ie:

AN PÚCA
“Púca! Púca! Is mise an púca!
Púca! Púca! Aon-dó-trí!
Seo í an oíche, Oíche Shamhna
A théim ar cuairt chun do thí,
Chun do thí!”

“Púca! Púca! Ní tusa an púca!
Tusa Seáinín Beag Ó Laoi!
Seo í an oíche, Oíche Shamhna
A bhíonn tú ag súgradh aon, dó, trí,
Aon, dó, trí.”

“Púca! Púca! Is mise an púca!
Ní mise in aon chor Seán Ó Laoi!
Féach ar m’fhiacla! Féach im ’shúile
Béarfaidh mé anocht ort, anocht a chroí,
Béarfaidh mé anocht ort, anocht a chroí,
Anocht a chroí!”

Comhar na míosa seo

Táim an-sásta gur foilsíodh dánta liom in Comhar na míosa seo.

“Glúin úr” is téama den eagrán (mar is féidir don léitheoir cáiréiseach a fheiceáil ar an gclúdach, thíos!) Mar sin cuireadh roinnt scríbhneoirí i gcló nach raibh saothar acu san iris cheana.

Ní hamháin sin – féach ar chlúdach na hirise:

Is léaráid é sin bunaithe ar “Ag an Dochtúir”, dan liomsa! Is féidir an dán sin a léamh anseo, agus san iris chlóite dar ndóigh!

(Tá roinnt eile ar fáil ar líne freisin, molaim an gearrscéal le hEoin P. Ó Murchú!)

 

My Docs – spoken word

Here’s me onstage performing My Docs as part of a special show with RTÉ Arena. Thanks to Kevin on Twitter for taking the pciture!

I wrote this piece about my Doc Marten boots in 2015 – so it’s great to have a recording at last!

ALSO I’m hoping to make a video for this soon… just need to get some funds together. So if you know anyone in the Doc Martens company (or indeed if you ARE someone in the company!) get in touch!

WTF!? Irish used in English

In this What the Focal!? video I’m talking about Irish words that are used AS GAEILGE in the middle of a sentence that otherwise AS BÉARLA.

The words featured in the video are the based on responses I got on Twitter.

In my opinion this is different from the Irish words that are present in Hiberno English, because with Hiberno English the speaker might not even be aware that the word/ structure they are using has a basis in Irish. Whereas the words in the below video are used consciously.

FULL DISCLOSURE: I’m not a linguist! But if you are, and have a proper linguistic description of what I am trying to put into words then please get in touch!

p.s. I know the poem is not my best work – but it was a good device to list off the words!

On RTÉ Arena

I was on Arena, RTÉ Radio 1 yesterday evening, reading my poem ‘Drunk’.

You can listen on Soundcloud here.

arena

This is ahead of a live performance with the program on Easter Monday.

As part of Cruinniú na Cásca, Arena will be broadcast live from the St Stephen’s Green stage. From 11am to 1pm, Seán Rocks and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra with conductor Gearóid Grant will be joined onstage by The Hothouse Flowers, Lisa Lambe, Fiachna Ó Braonáin, Martin Brunsden, Seán Keane, Chris Meehan and his Redneck Friends, and lots more.

I’m scheduled to be performing around 11.15am, if you want to listen in!

More info here.

Agus ag a 2 a chlog an lá céanna beidh ceardlann filíochta do dhaoine óga á reachtáil agam. Bí liom agus scaip an scéal le do thoil!

Calling all young poets a bhfuil Gaeilge acu!

This hands-on workshop with writer and curator Ciara Ní É welcomes families to have some fun le filíocht.

Cabhróidh Ciara libh le hainm cleite a chumadh, dánta áille a scíobh le tabhairt abhaile, agus spraoi a bhaint as an teanga!

This workshop will focus on writing poems as Gaeilge, but is laid out in a way that it can be enjoyed by those with a cúpla focal, or cúpla foclóirí d’fhocail!

Tuilleadh eolais faoi sin anseo.