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Children's Writer Interview

We interviewed Payal to find out about her journey to becoming a children’s writer, and to learn about her experiences of winning the Crossword Book Award in 2013. 1,444 more words

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Perverted Poldy (Leopold Bloom)

Published in 1922, James Joyce’s Ulysses proved to be controversial for its obscene language and scenes. In the chapter “Nausicaa“, Leopold Bloom is on the Sandymount Strand in the late afternoon, observing three young women, one of who is Gerty MacDowell. 673 more words

English Literature

Skin for ghosts to surface

You cannot

This old house.
Breath of ghost.

use my body

Wrapped around it.
The flower of an hour.

unless I give you

Petals like paper. 39 more words


A Short Analysis of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s ‘To Flush, My Dog’

On Barrett Browning’s wonderful dog poem

‘A dog is a man’s best friend’, they say. But one hopes that in this case, as the old jest has it, ‘man embraces woman’, and that what the anonymous author of this proverb had in mind was the close bond between dogs and humans, whether men or women. 947 more words



I’m a soldier
not a weird duck promoter
having my friends all around
people can’t cause you no harm
and if they try…. duck!

Stay Frosty gents and gentesses.


Risky kitty

These are
the cats.
These are
the stray cats.
These are
the stray cats
of Cyprus.

Daemonic things.
Bipolar. In the
one world,
a cat is asleep… 98 more words


Many (Flamingos)

History is a messy
message from a band aid,
or a wrap of gauze,
from many, many years ago,
or many, many years hence,
who the hell knows… 95 more words