Now in its 14th year, DLR Poetry Now has grown into Ireland's biggest and best-loved festival of poetry, and this year it once more brings together poets of many nationalities - Irish, English, American, Lithuanian, Slovenian, Indian, to mention just a few - and many styles, for what promises to be a lively and inspiring four days. Workshops, talks, debates and The Irish Times Poetry Now and The Rupert and Eithne Strong Awards will complement the programme of readings by a gathering of exceptional Irish and international poets, kick-started by a keynote address from the former US Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky.