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For John D. (a Poem and a Deconstruction) ...Redux

For John D.

fecund, moribund, quincunx

fecund moribundity

moribund fecundity

rhizome, rissole, piss-hole in the snow

phenom, pheromone, genome

lissom, blossom, possum.

This poem is all about sound, association and perhaps, memory. 365 more words


Authors on Authors

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Long, long ago, not long after I started this blog, I published a list of authors  whom my favorite authors had pointed to as influences on their work. 1,336 more words


#OTD in 1932 – Birth of internationally celebrated Irish folk musician, artist, poet and storyteller, Tommy Makem, in Co Armagh.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Tommy Makem was an internationally celebrated Irish folk musician, artist, poet and storyteller. He was best known as a member of The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. 302 more words

Irish History

'Requiem for the Croppies' ~ Seamus Heaney

I am reading a lot of poetry lately with the help of a well stocked local library. I was delighted to rediscover Seamus Heaney’s collection  652 more words


Bookish Links -- October 2017

  • By now, you’ve probably heard about Jill Bialosky’s memoir Poetry Will Save Your Life, for which she “borrowed” paragraphs from several other sources. By far, the best take on this whole debacle…
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