Strokestown Online Anthology 2021 – Introduced by Paddy Bushe

Strokestown Online Anthology 2021 – Introduced by Paddy Bushe

Strokestown Online Anthology 2021 – Introduced by Paddy Bushe

Thursday 29th April 8.00 pm

Saturday 1st May, 4.00 pm

 Sunday 2nd May 7.00 pm

The theme of our 2021 anthology is ‘A New Beginning’ (referring to the idea that the country is moving into a brighter era and also reflecting the time of year of the festival).  Introduction by Paddy Bushe.

Art work by kind permission of Frances Crowe: Tapestry Celebrating safe travel, good health and a long life based on Navajo symbols.

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Paddy Bushe,  who lives in Kerry, is a poet, editor and translator. He has published twelve collections of poetry, eight in English and two in Irish, as well as five books of translations. He has also edited Voices at the World’s Edge: Irish Poets on Skellig Michael (Dedalus 2010). Ó Choill go Barr Ghéaráin (Coiscéim 2013) is a translation into Irish of the collected poems of Sorley MacLean.   On A Turning Wing, was published by Dedalus and won the Irish Times poetry Now 2017 award. Among his other awards are the Michael Hartnett Award and Duais an Oireachtais. Peripheral Vision is Paddy Bushe’s latest collection of poems in English, and Second Sight his latest collection of selected poems in Irish with translations. Both were published in 2020 by Dedalus Press. He has had a long association with the Strokestown International Poetry Festival, as attendee, prize-winner and director.  He also inaugurated the annual Strokestown Anthology in 2017.  Paddy Bushe is a member of Aosdána.

Photo: Mike Bryne, Strokestown 2017