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'documentary adequacy' & poetic form

I was up late last night reading Seamus Heaney’s Crediting Poetry. I picked it up off the shelf wanting his words as much as the feel of this hardcover in the small of my hand with its gold-illuminated dust jacket of honey bees entering blue, green, and red hives — an image from the Ashmole Bestiary, c. 908 more words

Witness Of Poetry

Descartes and Cheese (Incorrect Pronunciation Rhyme)

In one of those curious paradoxes of time, we are simultaneously slowly reaching the end of the main tourist season whilst also whizzing through the weeks since we took over the running of… 624 more words

Ireland

REVIEW: Beowulf, Tron Theatre

This review was written for and published by The Public Review. The original post can be viewed here.

The epic tale of Beowulf usually conjures images of fire breathing dragons, gruesome monsters and spectacular land battles yet in the Tron Theatre’s Changing House Lynne Parker’s production of the influential text has stripped  251 more words

Review

"Digging" by Seamus Heaney

Between my finger and my thumb

The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.

Under my window, a clean rasping sound

When the spade sinks into gravelly ground: 192 more words

Poetry

Celebrating Seamus Heaney on his ‘Home Ground’

Those who recall the visits by the late Seamus Heaney to StAnza will remember how passionate he was about the connections between poetry and place, and our current project to Map Scotland with Poems is in sympathy with this. 305 more words

Summer Garden

Digging

By Seamus Heaney

Between my finger and my thumb

The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.

Under my window, a clean rasping sound… 275 more words

Navigating the marvellous at #altc

On September 1st, I’ll be joining a few hundred other educators, researchers, and policy-makers at the ALT 2014 Conference organised by the Association for Learning Technology (UK). 434 more words

Reflecting