Sunday, March 27, 2011

Begnal in Pittsburgh Magazine

The April 2011 edition of Pittsburgh Magazine features an article about a recent New Yinzer poetry reading I was part of at ModernFormations Gallery in that city, along with Alan Jude Moore and others.

While I’m not mentioned in the online version, the print version features a photo of me reading on the night. For those with good eyesight, though, I am also in the audience in the photo that accompanies the online article (photo by Jim Judkis, reproduced above) (Kevin Finn is the reader here). In any case, if you’re in the Pittsburgh area, do go out and pick up a hard copy. The article, by Kris Collins, is an interesting overview of the present state of Pittsburgh’s literary scene.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Reading at Duquesne University, Fri. 3/18

I will be wowing audiences — or at least an audience should hopefully be present — this Friday night, reading poetry as part of the Duquesne University English Department’s graduate Echoes Conference. Also on the bill are John Fried (fiction), Craig Bernier (fiction) and Christina Rawls (poetry). The proceedings begin at 7:00pm at the Duquesne Union Africa Room.

Interestingly, I just found out that Duquesne’s campus includes a building (Mellon Hall, pictured) designed by the great architect Mies van der Rohe. It’s right across from the Union, where the reading takes place.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Begnal i bhFoinse an tseachtain seo

Chuir an nuachtán Foinse agallamh orm mar chuid dalt a fhoilseofar Dé Céadaoin faoi Ghaeilgeoirí atá thar lear. Tá cóipeanna ar fáil saor in aisce i bpáirtíocht leis an Irish Independent gach Céadaoin. Mar sin, pioc suas é!

The Irish-language newspaper Foinse will publish an article about Irish-speakers across the world in this Wednesday’s edition. I will be part of this, having been interviewed for the piece a few days ago. Copies are distributed free with each Wednesday’s Irish Independent, so if you’re in Ireland pick one up!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Review of Somhairle MacGill-Eain et al. in JSTOR

Another old(ish) review of mine in Poetry Ireland Review, this one being from No. 75 (Winter, 2002/2003) — and its online through JSTOR. This one is of three books: Dàin do Eimhir by modernist Scots Gaelic poet Somhairle MacGill-Eain (a.k.a. Sorley MacLean), ed. Christopher Whyte, Furnace of Love: A Selection from the Religious Poetry of Tadhg Gaelach Ó Súilleabháin (the somewhat earlier Irish Gaelic poet), trans. Pádraig J. Daly, and the collection Mis by contemporary Irish-language poet Biddy Jenkinson.