Today we talk to Liam Carson, Director of annual Irish language festival Imram, about this year's programme. And we interview Mark Roper about his latest collection of poems, Beyond Stillness, of which Martina Evans wrote in the Irish Times:
Roper has an unerring sense of the gulfs between the miracle and damnation, life’s beginning and its end:
As I dragged the dead hare
from the road, a crack of bone.
Those marvellous feet, mishandled.
Its shadow waits on the moon
but the hare is nailed to earth.
Mark will be reading from Beyond Stillness at 3.00 pm on Sunday 27 November in Books Upstairs, D’Olier Street, Dublin, and in The Molly Keane House, Dysert, Ardmore on Thursday 8 December, time to be confirmed.