"TALENTED PERFORMERS, FRIENDLY PEOPLE and TIME to MINGLE": AWoW's SHOWCASE at THE CELL THEATRE, TUESDAY 3/24

“As a first time visitor of an AWoW Showcase, I enjoyed everything about the evening…. Talented performers, friendly people, time to mingle … fantastic. I will be back for certain.” Clyde Berger   Ashley Galvani Bell has performed as a soloist in the United States, Italy, Spain, France and Russia.  Recent performances include Donna Anna…

MORE AWARDS for POET CONNIE ROBERTS

It’s been a good few weeks for Irish poet and Artists Without Walls’ member Connie Roberts: She was declared the winner of the 2014 Boyle Arts Festival Poetry Competition, Roscommon, and she received—for the second year in a row—the Highly Commended Award in the iYeats International Poetry Competition, Sligo. The Boyle Arts Festival Poetry Competition awards…

POET CONNIE ROBERTS' TRIBUTE to IRISH JOURNALIST MARY RAFTERY

Mary Raftery was an Irish investigative journalist and filmmaker whose 1999 documentary film series States of Fear brought to light the suffering of children in Irish reformatory and industrial schools, and was central in delivering a State apology to those who suffered.  Her book Suffer the Little Children bolstered her claim that the Irish childcare system between the 1930s and 70s was…

ARTISTS WITHOUT WALLS' MEMBERS "ON THE TOWN" WEEK of APRIL 27, 2014

  Today, Sunday, April 27th, 1:20-2pm, jazz singer Antoinette Montague  will be at the Duke Ellington Statue on 105th and Fifth Ave, NYC .  Duke Ellington Center For the Arts.                  Celebrate Poetry Month by attending a free poetry reading with Angela Alaimo O’Donnell.  Her most recent book of…

CROSSING IRELAND" "HUDSON VALLEY SUNRISE" by ANGELA ALAIMO O'DONNELL

The last poem in Angela Alaimo O’Donnell’s series. Click “Crossing Ireland” for the opening essay.  More about Angela Alaimo O’Donnell. – Happy St. Patrick’s Day  – HUDSON VALLEY SUNRISE    The sun a brilliant girl this morning, puts me in mind of MacGillycuddy rising, the mountain behind our B&B who whispered mist all day to me while I…

CROSSING IRELAND: "ON LEAVING ÉIRE" by ANGELA ALAIMO O'DONNELL

The eleventh of twelve poems in Angela Alaimo O’Donnell’s series. Click “Crossing Ireland” for the opening essay.  More about Angela Alaimo O’Donnell.  – ON LEAVING ÉIRE She is all blue, air & earth, sea & sky. She is bog, the color of ruin. She is a long song across the water.   I don’t belong. I could make my self…

CROSSING IRELAND: "FIR/MNA" by ANGELA ALAIMO O'DONNELL

The tenth of twelve poems in Angela Alaimo O’Donnell’s series. Click “Crossing Ireland” for the opening essay.  More about Angela Alaimo O’Donnell. – FIR/MNA Here in the corner of the world-as-was the old words still speak true.  The Skellig Ring around the rose of Kerry’s coast drops us down mountains to Gaeltacht shore.  The waves sing the same song on…

CROSSING IRELAND: "HOMAGE to ST. SEAMUS" by ANGELA ALAIMO O'DONNELL

The ninth of twelve poems in Angela Alaimo O’Donnell’s series. Click “Crossing Ireland” for the opening essay.  More about Angela Alaimo O’Donnell. – HOMAGE to ST. SEAMUS “I rhyme to see myself, to set the darkness echoing.”                                              …

CROSSING IRELAND: "INIS MÓR TOUR" by ANGELA ALAIMO O'DONNELL

 The eighth poem in Angela Alaimo O’Donnell’s series. Click “Crossing Ireland” for the opening essay.  More about Angela Alaimo O’Donnell. – INIS MÓR TOUR   Tomás, the crazy man of Árann waved his worn map at me, his red minibus idling patiently.   I’ll take ye on tour in yer very own van, the 80-Euro fee, he promised,…

CROSSING IRELAND: "ON PILGRIMAGE" by ANGELA ALAIMO O'DONNELL

The seventh poem in Angela Alaimo O’Donnell’s series. Click “Crossing Ireland” for the opening essay.  More about Angela Alaimo O’Donnell – ON PILGRIMAGE Glendalough Monastery   They’re great ones for travel, the Irish Saints, or so the map announces with its names of mountains, towns, and old holy wells.   Brigid loved Liscannor’s Hag’s Head grandeur— and the…