fragments 1 & 2 published belfield literary review (N°2)
from “Violence” I am breathing. I am breathing lightly as, light as, shell — / breath as, moth — / breath as, bird — / breath moon’s faces a triptych sets Mars’ red against turquoise — a sister, (less 6) * serious now, it is — (a purple sonority pageant of silks, their faces —…
Kate O’Shea is a crack poet
Eggs His poems are words upon words like eggs smeared with henshit. They could be free range or organic – who knows? Too calculated to be risky. I buy 30 for 1.99 in Liberties Market and dodge small boys with girls’ earrings who have never heard of Jackson Pollock but make an impression on…
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,…
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 &…
And Other Poems
This is a brief note about the And Other Poems blog which is owned and written by Josephine Corcoran. What a breath of fresh air the blog is, judging by contemporary availability of good poetry (and critique). To say that poetry is sorely neglected in the face of market-forces is a wild understatement, but more polemic anon. “And…
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…
‘An Mhurúch san Ospidéal’ by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill
An Mhurúch san Ospidéal Dhúisigh sí agus ní raibh a heireaball éisc ann níos mó ach istigh sa leaba léi bhí an dá rud fada fuar seo. Ba dhóigh leat gur gaid mhara iad nó slaimicí feola. ‘Mar mhagadh atá siad ní foláir, Oíche na Coda Móire. Tá leath na foirne as a meabhair…
Protected: Link to the Petition to ‘Stop SOPA Ireland’
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
“The Willow’s Whisper”; a transatlantic compilation of poetry from Ireland and Native America.
The Willow’s Whisper: A Transatlantic Compilation of Poetry from Ireland and Native America Cambridge Scholars Publications 2011. Thank you to Julianne Ní Chonchobhair, who has facilitated this short post with information and articles on the poets. A note about the editors of ‘The Willow’s Whisper’ Jill M.O’Mahony is a Lecturer in The Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland.…
Affixing the Imprimatur, queer art and blasphemy in Cork.
Wherein the definition of art and who gets the imprimatur? I find myself at a loss regarding how the problem of blasphemy is being discussed in Cork. There has been no art-historical analysis of queer art, there has been little media reference to the issue of the 2006-2009 Defamation Bill, and discussion on one political site…