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In Search of Michael Hartnett

          I first read a poem by Michael Hartnett while drinking a nuclear coffee in the very brown and very beige surroundings of the UCD Arts Block. I didn’t realise it then, but I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to attend a series of classes led by the poet Paul Durcan exploring the work of Hartnett. To have been introduced to Hartnett by […]

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On the Nature of Poetry: Treading the path already taken.

“It was the month of May. Trees in Harvard Yard Were turning a young green. There was whispering everywhere.”   In Canopy Heaney describes how someone had installed speakers amongst the branches of a tree in Harvard and how the whispering voices emanating from these speakers seemed to become the voice of the leaves, the tree, the earth itself, rising up and reminding us of its dominance. One of the […]

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