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Young Irish Poets in Poetry

poetry-v206-n5-september-october-2015Poetry’s September 2015 issue celebrates Young Irish Poets, the first Irish-themed issue in twenty years. Editor Patrick Cotter reveals a note about the last Irish issue:

One notable difference between this issue and the Contemporary Irish Poetry issue of 1995 is how evenly women are represented. In 1995, out of forty poets and translators presented, only six were women.

Yikes. But it’s great to see a change throughout the years and have a more evenly represented section of young Irish poets in this issue.

And with the new Playlist feature on the Poetry Foundation blog, I’m hoping this issue has accompanying music available soon.

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