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Morning Glory Beyond Rathmines
A Dublin poem, of going and returning, from Gerard Smyth.
http://www.drb.ie/blog/dublin-stories/2013/05/18/morning-glory-beyond-rathmines
to the hills or leave them behind in their morning glory beyond Rathmines. From A New Tenancy by Gerard Smyth, published by Dedalus in 2004.
Places Like Home
Poet Gerard Smyth and painter Seán McSweeney have produced a remarkable collaboration of words and images built around the farms, fields and landscapes of Co Meath, where each of them spent some time in childhood
http://www.drb.ie/essays/places-like-home
Held By The Roots
Gerard Smyth is a poet strongly associated with his native Dublin, and in particular with the period of his childhood and youth. His new collection is marked by an impulse to record, with piety and fidelity. The tone is elegiac, yet the poems are still open to the new and exotic
http://www.drb.ie/essays/held-by-the-roots
A Song of Elsewhere
The seventh collection of poems from Gerard Smyth, a poet strongly associated with his native Dublin, features poems from Paris, Lisbon and the American Midwest.
http://www.drb.ie/new-books/a-song-of-elsewhere
The City in Song and Verse
The new One City One Book choice, in succession to 2013's Strumpet City, is to be launched early next month.
http://www.drb.ie/blog/dublin-stories/2014/02/23/the-city-in-song-and-verse
The City in Song and Verse, If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song has been published by Dedalus Press and will be officially launched on March 5th at the General Post Office. Edited by poets Pat Boran and Gerard Smyth, If Ever You Go is an inspired collection of poems featuring the streets, parts and people of Dublin. The extracts range in time from a wonderful celebration of Howth, Dubliners honour Dubliners. It is by one of the editors, Gerard Smyth and is dedicated to Seamus Heaney
It's wonderful to be here
Philip Larkin dated the sexual revolution to 1963 and the Beatles' first LP. Perhaps, but the album that came along fifty years ago this month was revolutionary in more than one sense.
http://www.drb.ie/blog/comment/2017/06/27/it's-wonderful-to-be-here
It's wonderful to be here, Gerard Smyth writes: Philip Larkin tells us in his poem “Annus Mirabilis” that “life was never better than / in nineteen sixty-three ...” and associates this belief with the release that year of the Beatles’ first LP. Larkin sees it as a transformative moment, the portal to a new period of sexual freedom, when …every life became A brilliant breaking of the bank. Others of course might have regarded two world wars as already having influenced attitudes to non
One City, Many Voices
A new collection confines itself to poems about the city of Dublin but does not lack breadth or variety, spanning the centuries, including outsider as well as insider perspectives, and placing the old in dialogue with the new.
http://www.drb.ie/essays/one-city-many-voices
Picturing the People
Daniel Macdonald’s ‘An Irish Peasant Family Discovering the Blight of their Store’ is perhaps a strange painting for a man wanting to make his career in London to produce. Macdonald’s sympathy for the downtrodden and their culture is unique in his generation.
http://www.drb.ie/essays/picturing-the-people
Between Worlds
Burnside’s poems inhabit places at the shifting and hazy intersection between the visible and invisible worlds, a zone where the dead “have more friends than the living”. Their aura of quiet fragility and gentleness can be deceiving; there is no demurral when it comes to the violence in nature.
http://www.drb.ie/essays/between-worlds
The City As Hero
If there is a ‘larger than life’ character in Lia Mills’s novel ‘Fallen' it is the city of Dublin itself, whose street names are evoked with a Joycean reverence. This makes it a peculiarly appropriate choice to be chosen as this year’s One City, One Book
http://www.drb.ie/essays/the-city-as-hero