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On Being a Spinster

Websters dictionary defines “spinster” as an unmarried woman of gentle family, especially one past the common age for marrying. I suppose that by that definition, I’m heading into spinster territory. 808 more words

Sorry for My Absence! Please Accept This Photo of Maeve Brennan as an Apology!

Hi all! My apologies for the lack of recent posts. We moved into a new apartment two weeks ago, and have been working overtime to settle into the new place. 25 more words


"Larkin with Women" in Eskdale

Who was “the one”?


Scene one. The poet, wrestling with the final verse of An Arundel Tomb, calls out to Monica: “Heraldic, two syllables, with oomph!” Fans in the audience bite their fists, and partners kick shins; it’s a play not a pantomime. 685 more words

The Springs of Affection, by Maeve Brennan

This summer I’ve discovered a surprising collection of short stories: The spring of Affection by Maeve Brennan.  Since I love Irish literature, I couldn’t but be inspired by this writer.  297 more words

Artistic collaboration across cultural and gender divides

Understanding  artistic collaboration means gingerly navigating a minefield of arcane terminology.  Following a screening of their brilliant film trilogy, Finding Fanon at Tate Modern last week… 780 more words

Video Art Reviews

Home is a place in the mind

Dear Maeve,

If your novella The Visitor (2000, originally written in the 1940’s) had a face, it would be one of a trapped animal, diverted from its burrow, silently showing its teeth to its predator. 1,448 more words

Scarlet Letters

Maeve Brennan

Maeve Brennan (January 6, 1917 – November 1, 1993) was an Irish writer and journalist.

Born in Dublin, she moved to the United States, in 1934, when her father became the first Irish ambassador in Washington. 127 more words