A Celebration of Women’s Poetry for International Women’s Day 2013, poems for Malala Yousafzai
Poem for Malala To Malala Yousafzai. We see it all. All of it. The red-stain, the shame. We do not feel the skull-shatter-impact, the moveable plate – the tube, the tubes. The blood-bags. The bags of blood, the urine. Your eye, the eye-blood that occludes your vision. Red filters down, lowering them to the ground.…
The Censorship of ‘Fragmens Sur Les Institutions Républicaines IV’ by Shane Cullen
It interests me when politicians, whether local or national, decide that they’d really like to censor the work of artists. This interest stems from my studies at UCD under Dr. Alistair Rowan, Dr Nancy Dunn-Czak, and of course Dr. Paula Murphy. The study of the History of Art includes numerous modules on censorship of art,…
‘Pussy-Riot Forever : The Body’ by Philo Ikonya and Helmuth A. Niederle
Pussy-Riot Forever : The Body I riot, You riot, We riot. The body riots. Arterial riot Breast riot Cheek riot Eye riot Finger riot Gall bladder riot Intestine riot Jaw riot Knee riot Liver riot Mouth riot Nose riot Prick riot Palate riot Riot in Queues Renal riot Stomach riot Testes…
Catechism; a reading for Pussy Riot in Dublin
Poets across the UK and Ireland come together to mark the nine-month anniversary of Pussy Riot’s performance in a Moscow Cathedral by reading from Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot, English PEN’s anthology for the group. This link gives the list of locations and readings in the U.K and Ireland. Ireland’s readings are organised by Christodoulos Makris &…
My submission to the Copyright Review Committee 2012.
‘The Arts and the Public Domain; Arts Practice as Culturally Necessary.’ The Arts and the Public Domain. Ireland requires not alone a statutory organisation, such as a copyright council, it requires also a non-governmental centre for social-media where artists and developers can discuss and decide manifestos which will protect their original works and others’ rights to…
“Introspections, the Poetry and Private World of Dorothea Herbert” by Frances Finnegan
The Rights Of Woman, Or Fashions for the Year 93 – being the Era of Women’s literally wearing the Breeches. – Health and Fraternity ! Whilst man is so busy asserting his Rights Shall Woman lie still without gaining new lights Our sex have been surely restrain’d enough By stiff prudish Dress and such old fahion’d…
Protected: Link to the Petition to ‘Stop SOPA Ireland’
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
WordPress release on SOPA and PIPA
I am adding here both excerpt and full link to the WordPress appeal to Help Stop SOPA/PIPA. Many people use the WordPress brand from design-level through to hosting. I have used it since 2006 in numerous ways including being part of a group blog, personal blogs and with PEN. The question has to be about…
A poet-companion; Tess Gallagher translates Liliana Ursu.
There are two posts on this blog which link to short poems by Lilian Ursu. The poems are from the Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation of The Sky Behind the Forest, by Liliana Ursu. The volume had two translators, Adam J Sorkin and Tess Gallagher. Interestingly, the volume does not initial the translators work beneath the text , so it…
A poem by Tal Al-Mallouhi
You will remain an example (To Gandhi) I will walk with all walking people And no I will not stand still Just to watch the passers-by This is my Homeland In which I have A palm tree A drop in a cloud And a grave to protect me This is more…