I come across a lot of great articles on-line about poetry, writing, creativity and the Arts and usually share them on my Facebook page / Twitter. Of course, if you're not on Facebook or Twitter (seriously?), and even if you are, it's all to easy to miss out on a gem. So, I'm going to do a round-up post once a week of my favourite reads to enjoy over Sunday brunch or relaxing, with your feet up in the evening.
Yes, I do realise it's Tuesday! I got a bit distracted by current events in Ireland, last Sunday, so here's last week's round-up and keep an eye out for a Week in Words in its regular slot from next Sunday onward.
Poem of the Week:
A Darned Good Read:
Submissions & Competitions:
Advice for Poets:
"I will be waiting quietly for your poems to speak to me" - Alison Brackenbury for Poetry Space Competition
What Editors Want: A Must Read for Writers Submitting to Literary Magazines - The Review Review
Upcoming Literary Events in Ireland:
Carcanet's Irish Launch Tour with Caoilinn Hughes, Tara Bergin & Rory Waterman - Galway (5th), Dublin (6th), Belfast (7th)
The Ash Sessions: Cover of Love - Dublin - 9th Feb
Cork Spring Poetry Festival - 12th - 15th Feb - with Billy Collins, Paul Muldoon, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin & more.
Quote of the Week: Nick Hornby:
.“All the books we own, both read and unread, are the fullest expression of self we have at our disposal. ... But with each passing year, and with each whimsical purchase, our libraries become more and more able to articulate who we are, whether we read the books or not.”