From 2015 Poetry Awards

The presentation at Barnes & Noble, Union Square:

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Poetry Winners Announced; Honored April 1st

The Society is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Poetry Contest. The prize winners will appear to be recognized and read their entries at 6:30 PM,April 1st, at Barnes and Noble, Union Square, New York; as will our contest judge, Jessica Greenbaum. This

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2015 Taste of the Yeats Summer School

Dear Yeatsians: Here is the announcement of our “Taste of the Yeats Summer School.” As always, we have a wonderful, diverse program–interesting talks, scholarly, but completely accessible. The costs of attendance are lower this year, partly because we were unable to set up a lunch at

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22nd Yeats Winter School, Sligo

To download the information as a PDF, click here.

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New thriller features “Yeats’ obsession with ghosts”

Yeats is the leading character in Anthony Quinn’s forthcoming mystery novel The Blood Dimmed Tide, published next month by No Exit Press. London at the dawn of 1918 and Ireland’s most famou s literary figure, WB Yeats, is immersed in supernatural investigations at his Bloomsbury

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Yeats’ Tower to re-open for 2015 Celebration?

Yeats’ famed tower of Thoor Ballylee has been closed for five years due to severe flood damage and lack of funding and oversight. Now a local group, The Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society, chaired by Senator Fidelma Healy Eame, has launched a campaign to fund the

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Jessica Greenbaum to judge 2015 Poetry Contest

The judge of the Society’s annual Poetry contest will be Jessica Greenbaum of Brooklyn. Jessica Greenbaum’s first book, Inventing Difficulty (Silverfish Review Press, 1998), won the Gerald Cable Book Award. Her second book, The Two Yvonnes (2012), was chosen by Paul Muldoon for the Princeton

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Poetryfest at Irish Arts Center, Nov. 7th-9th

November 7th-9th Poets who’ve taken part in the Yeats Summer School are among ten who will read and discuss their works in sessions Friday at 8 p.m. (participants read their favorite poems); Saturday at 2 p.m. (Miriam Gamble and Adam Fitzgerald), 4 p.m. (Leontia Flynn

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Holiday Party, December 15th

Monday December 15th 6-10 PM At the National Arts Club Cash bar and social with music from 6 p.m., dinner at 7:30. $55 reception and dinner, or $15 for reception only, if your check is in our mailbox at the club by December 12; both

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THE LAND OF HEART’S DESIRE Oct. 22nd.

October 22nd, 7PM — The Land of Heart’s Desire A staged reading, with music and dance, of Yeats’s play, directed by Don Creedon, choreographed by Toby Armour. This is the first of Yeats’s plays ever to be performed publicly. Mary comes into the home of

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