Ailbhe Darcy & Leanne O'Sullivan on Irish Times Poetry Now Shortlist
Two of the six collections shortlisted for Irish Times Poetry Now award are by Bloodaxe poets. They are Ailbhe Darcy's second collection Insistence, which was also shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize 2018, and Leanne O'Sullivan's fourth collection A Quarter of an Hour. The prize is worth €2,000 and will be presented as part of Mountains-to-Sea dlr Book Festival in Dún Laoghaire on 30 March at 12pm.
For links to interviews with Ailbhe Darcy on RTE Radio 1, see: https://www.bloodaxebooks.com/news?articleid=819
For links to interviews with Leanne O'Sullivan on RTE Radio 1, see: https://www.bloodaxebooks.com/news?articleid=778
Ailbhe Darcy reads ‘Nice’
In this excerpt from Ailbhe Darcy’s reading (with Finuala Dowling) at Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts on 11 October 2018, she reads her poem ‘Nice’.
Leanne O'Sullivan reads The Mining Road and other poems
Leanne O'Sullivan begins this short film by reading 'The Cord' from her debut collection, Waiting for My Clothes (2004). Then she talks about her second collection, Cailleach: The Hag of Beara (2009) and reads one poem from it, 'Birth', followed by six poems from The Mining Road (2013), in which she finds inspiration in the disused copper mines that haunt the rugged terrain around Allihies, near her home in West Cork: 'Townland', 'The Mining Road', 'Love Stories', 'Antique Cabinets', 'Sea Level' (from 'Man Engine'), ‘Safe House’ and 'The Glimmerman'. This film is from the DVD-anthology In Person: World Poets, filmed and edited by Pamela Robertson-Pearce and Neil Astley (Bloodaxe Books, 2017).
[04 February 2019]