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Carole Jacquet
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Marion Mossu
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Tel : 00 33 1 58 52 10 83 / 33

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Beside the Panthéon !
Centre Culturel Irlandais
5, rue des Irlandais - 75005 Paris

RER B : Luxembourg
Metros : M10 Cardinal Lemoine / M7 Place Monge
Buses : 84, 89, 21, 27

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Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 2pm - 6pm
Late opening on Wednesday until 8pm
Closed at weekends and on bank holidays

Contacts

Carole Jacquet
Head of Libraries and Archives

Marion Mossu
Libraries and Archives Officer

Tel : 00 33 1 58 52 10 83 / 33

Where to find us ?

Beside the Panthéon !
Centre Culturel Irlandais
5, rue des Irlandais - 75005 Paris

RER B : Luxembourg
Metros : M10 Cardinal Lemoine / M7 Place Monge
Buses : 84, 89, 21, 27

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Title: Poetry as Eternal Voyaging : In Conversation with Theo Dorgan (2020)
Authors: Pilar VILLAR ARGAIZ, Author
Material Type: Article
In : Etudes irlandaises (Vol 45 n 2 Automne-hiver 2020)
Article on page: p. 35-53
Languages: English
Descriptors:

ESSAY

LITERATURE

POETRY

Abstract: This conversation with Irish poet Theo Dorgan was carried out on 9 November 2019, on occasion of his visit to Granada for the performance in this city of the music / poetry show “Loco por Lorca: An Irish Celebration of the Great Spanish Poet”. This audiovisual performance – featuring a creative exchange between music, words and poetry – had already premiered successfully in Madrid in 2018, and afterwards it was showcased in various places across Ireland, also to great critical acclaim. It was only a matter of time before the show was brought to Granada – Lorca’s birthplace, his physical and emotional hometown, also the place of his death – thus the best place in which to honour him. Thanks to the institutional support of the Embassy of Ireland, and to the enthusiasm of the Ambassador Mrs. Síle Maguire, “Loco por Lorca” was performed on 7 November 2019 at the Centre Fundación Federico García Lorca, perhaps the most prestigious literary centre in Granada and currently a cultural benchmark in the city. On the following day, a shorter version was enacted at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Granada. New translations into English and Irish of Lorca’s poetry were read respectively by Keith Payne and Theo Dorgan; all this was accompanied by new musical compositions and arrangements of Spanish and Irish folk music by Cormac Juan Breatnach, Cormac de Barra, Jaime Muñoz, and Carlos Beceiro. The following conversation with Dorgan was held on a sunny, cold morning, before he returned to Ireland, and after two intense days celebrating Lorca. Dorgan revisits his long career as a poet and talks at length about issues that he has rarely addressed before, such as the interplay between poetry and politics, his communal conception of art, the literary influences that have shaped his work, the “other whereness” impulse he has always felt since he was a child and his fascination for Greek myth, among other things. This interview sheds new light into one of Ireland’s most prolific (and also paradoxically underrated) poetic voices at present, an artist who, throughout his long career, has invested much of his energy in promoting other poets and tirelessly working for poetry and the arts in general.
Publishing country : France
Collection : Médiathèque