Gabriel Byrne at the Irish Arts Center's PoetryFest event in tribute to Seamus Heaney at St. Anns Warehouse. Photo by NIall McKay.

IAC PoetryFest 2013:
An Overview

Several months ago at the book launch for Volume III of the Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry, I was engaged in conversation with some other students and a few of the poets included in the collection when the subject of collective nouns came up. What, someone asked, should we call a group of poets? After much deliberation we still couldn’t think of a satisfactory noun and, as parties go, the...