Derricke's picture of a banquet with poetic performance. Irish Poetic Forms

This isn't just an academic exercise. Old poetic forms are still viable in today's language, and Irish ones are fresh meat! So I'm also providing a few links to new poems in these forms to encourage the rest of us. E-mail me, and I'd be glad to link or host your efforts.
Established 1996. Updated 1/29/00.
The Medieval Irish Poetry website belongs to Maureen S. O'Brien. My translations 
are copy-permitted for 
educational purposes, if  I am given credit. Let me know about it, though; it's good for my ego! 
Medieval Irish Poetry 
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