‘Fugit Amor’ and other poems by Catherine Phil MacCarthy’
The Chamber One ear to chimney-breast, on bended knee, better to hear trapped wing-beats, he prized ajar the black ornate cast hood. Then, slid his arm inside the flue. As though one gloved limb were deeply sunk in hind-quarters of a cow, to guide the head in utero. Though here, no calf in hairy smear…
A note from Olivia Guest at Jonathan Clowes Ltd.
Doris Lessing died a matter of days after I had received permission to carry some of the poems from her Fourteen Poems on this site indefinitely. I had put up the following note and message and see no reason to remove it. I am happy that I have carried her work for a few years. I wrote a…
A Celebration of Irish Women Poets on Bloomsday 2013
Rebecca O’Connor Domestic Bliss I place a jug of lavender on the table to mask the smell of mould from under the fridge while you draw nails to hammer with your fist. Then I draw a hammer , and watch as you try to lift it from the page. by day it’s…
‘There are less Wikipedia articles on women poets than pornographic actresses’ James Gleick
“There are less Wikipedia articles on women poets than pornographic actresses.” The above quotation is derived from Wikipedia’s Women Problem written by James Gleick at the New York Review of Books made during this last week. It interests me as it is embedded in article about the sub-categorisation of American women novelists, an ongoing row…
‘Veracity and Other Stories’ poems by Sarah Clancy
The following two poems are by Sarah Clancy from a forthcoming collection of prose and poetry, called Friction. Veracity and other stories for Alice Kennelly I’ve lived in four different decades today stepped onto three continents I took no visas no tickets no passports I wrote my own bill of passage I forged…
The Cézannization of what wasn’t left, an excerpt from ‘Machinations’
untitled image , oil on canvas by © Michael McAloran 2003 histology slice 3 [ a tissue cloth so delicately coloured in mauves and purples indigo and ivory cells become tissue whereas this isn’t at all the case all is one in febrile disequilibrium not excluding momentary states of euphoria and relative equilibrium the macabre beauty…
Recours Au Poème: Contemporary Poetry/ The Poetic World
Irish Poets and Reviewers call-out. Recours Au Poème is edited by Matthieu Baumier. Baumier is inviting contemporary Irish poets and poet-reviewers to consider submitting to the journal. There is a contact form link available in the base of this post for those who are interested in having their poems published in a modern multi-lingual contemporary…
Protected: The Non Herein- by Michael Mc Aloran
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