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A Serious Business: Advice for Budding Poets

Every now and then I write poems.

I used to write a lot of them when I was a younger man. Many young people do. I was lucky enough to find a friend who read them and encouraged me. 490 more words


Book Review - Beowulf - Translated by Seamus Heaney

Book Review – Beowulf – Translated by Seamus Heaney


Book: Beowulf
Author: Anonymous (This Edition Translated by Seamus Heaney)
Genre: Epic Poetry
Year of Release: Original c. 347 more words

Book Review

What we're reading: January

Electric Light – Seamus Heaney

Heaney’s 2001 collection is a nostalgic look at some of his most important friendships. Through his verse, we get warm and loving insight into his relationship with fellow poet Joseph Brodsky, “who revved English like a car”, and glimpses into his own awakening to literature whilst a teenager in Ireland. 184 more words

Dailies 1/12/18

 Bruce Beasley – On Marriage


Wind’s the medium of air.
It says what in the air’s
stasis we’d never hear.
In the sibilation of its leaving… 114 more words

The Aran Islands are all awash

From Connemara, or the Moher clifftop,

Where the land ends with a sheer drop,

You can see three stepping stones out of Europe.

Anchored like hulls at the dim horizon… 60 more words


Four Poetry Books With A Story To Tell

Last year was the first time that I was willing to give poetry a proper chance. This was in large part thanks to Allie Esiri’s  624 more words


Wednesday Poem-Seamus Heaney


We have no prairies
To slice a big sun at evening–
Everywhere the eye concedes to
Encrouching horizon,

Is wooed into the cyclops’ eye… 116 more words