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The Five Quintets receives the Eric Hoffer Award for Academic Press 2020

The Five Quintets was recently awarded the Eric Hoffer Award for Academic Press, 2020. From the review: O’Siadhail’s book is an erudite, epic poem that covers four centuries of modern thought and sensibility. It ranges through the best that has been thought in the modern world and in well-crafted, inventive, poetic forms, while introducing major… Read More

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Poetry Reading at Hist250!

This year marks the 250th anniversary of the College Historical Society at Trinity College, Dublin. To celebrate, from March 2-6 there will be a number of events. Micheal O’Siadhail will be reading a commissioned poem, “Hist,” at the Gala Dinner on Friday, March 6th. Tickets are available from the College Historical Society on EventBrite.

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Watch: “Ruling from the Heart”

Micheal O’Siadhail’s recent event at Westminster Abbey is now available on YouTube. Watch here:

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Highgate School reading now available as a podcast

In case you missed the reading, Micheal O’Siadhail’s recent event hosted at Highgate School in London is now available from the Church Times Podcast on most major podcast platforms. For more information, check out the website. Be sure to pick up your copy of The Five Quintets.

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Poetry Reading at Westminster Abbey on Tuesday, 19 Nov!

If you’re in the UK, you won’t want to miss this special event hosted at Westminster Abbey. Sponsored by the Westminster Abbey Institute, “Ruling from the Heart” will bring Micheal O’Siadhail into conversation with former MP, Lord Blunkett. The event is free, but booking is required. See the website for more details and booking information.

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Upcoming Poetry Reading on 20 Nov!

Poetry Reading at Dyne House Auditorium in London on 20 November! Join Micheal O’Siadhail for an evening of poetry at Dyne House Auditorium in London from 19.00-20.30. O’Siadhail will be reading from his latest, highly acclaimed work The Five Quintets. Refreshments will be served from 19.00. A book signing will follow the reading, and there’ll… Read More

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America Magazine reviews The Five Quintets

America Magazine published their review of The Five Quintets: check out the article here. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of The Five Quintets.

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Book cover of the Five Quintets by Micheal O'Siadhail

Upcoming poetry reading!

On 13 November, Micheal O’Siadhail will be reading from The Five Quintets at Redwood Library and Athenaeum in Newport, Rhode Island. The event is free, but registration is required. See the event website for details.

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Micheal O’Siadhail to give the Fordham Reads Dante opening lecture

This Monday, 16 September, at Fordham University, Micheal O’Siadhail will deliver the opening lecture as well as a reading for the Fordham Reads Dante opening lecture. For more details on the event, visit Fordham’s website here.

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Upcoming event at Duke University!

From September 5-8 at Duke University, Micheal O’Siadhail will be participating in “A Symposium on the Future of Theology and the Arts” hosted by Duke Divinity School. O’Siadhail will be reading form 11.00-12.30 on Friday, September 6th, in Goodson Chapel. Richard Hays will be responding to the reading. In addition, Jeremy Begbie will play two… Read More

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The Church Times reviews The Five Quintets

Martyn Halsall, in his review of The Five Quintets, praises O’Siadhail for “the artistry and spiritual grace of an Irish Poet.” Read more here.

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N. T. Wright review of the Five Quintets

An excerpt from N. T. Wright’s review of The Five Quintets in Studies: “It’s a giant symphony, with vast sweeping tunes and small lyrical moments, building to a sustained climax. It’s an intellectual, cultural and political history of the modern western world. It’s a portrait gallery with over a hundred sharply etched miniatures — Cervantes,… Read More

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The Five Quintets, “A Twenty-First Century Masterpiece”

David Lyle Jeffrey in a review for Christianity and Literature calls O’Siadhail’s The Five Quintets “a twenty-first century masterpiece” as he reflects on the book’s distinction as the 2018 Book of the Year for the Conference on Christianity and Literature. Read more here

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The Five Quintets makes the best seller list!

Micheal O’Siahail’s recent book, The Five Quintets, is listed on The Christian Century’s Best Sellers.

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Book cover of the Five Quintets by Micheal O'Siadhail

O’Siadhail coming to Aberdeen, Scotland!

On Friday, 24 May, Micheal O’Siadhail will read from The Five Quintets at The University of Aberdeen as part of MayFest. A reception will follow. Admission is free, but seating is limited, so registering your attendence will help. O’Siadhail received an honorary doctorate from the University of Aberdeen in 2018. To register or for more information,… Read More

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