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The Early Poetry of Thomas Kinsella

The Early Poetry of Thomas Kinsella

(with particular focus on ‘Another September’ and ‘Mirror in February’)

In the years after Yeats there was a general change in the direction of Anglo-Irish poetry.  2,765 more words

Poetry

Troubadour Pics

Very belatedly sharing some pics from my reading at the Troubadour on the 25th January. I had a fantastic time. Having been part of a team who ran a poetry night (albeit for a short time) I recognise how difficult it can be to maintain an audience, but Anne-Marie and co. 48 more words

Finding the Time

This week has been full of packing, de-cluttering, and the head-ache inducing smell of paint. Tumbling piles of boxes, and where has my living room floor gone? 422 more words

Writing

Stony Grey Soil by Patrick Kavanagh

Stony Grey Soil

by Patrick Kavanagh

O stony grey soil of Monaghan
The laugh from my love you thieved;
You took the gay child of my passion… 925 more words

Poetry

Inniskeen Road: July Evening

Inniskeen Road: July Evening

By Patrick Kavanagh

The bicycles go by in twos and threes –

There’s a dance in Billy Brennan’s barn tonight,

And there’s the half-talk code of mysteries… 1,222 more words

Poetry

Why everyone should read 'Asking for it' by Louise O'Neill

I read ‘Asking for it’ by Louise O’Neill a few months ago, and it has played on my mind ever since. My aunt gave me the book on the pretext that I didn’t then loan it to my eighteen-year-old sister. 563 more words

Review

Thriller Writing - no 8 - PERSEVERANCE

Remember this – THE SNAIL FINALLY MADE IT ONTO THE ARK!

I offer this as encouragement to those writers who feel they are not having success no matter how hard they try. 143 more words

Creative Writing