A Celebration of Irish Women Poets on Bloomsday 2012
Nuala Ní Chonchúir is a writer and poet, who has contributed poems and translations to the blog over sometime. I am linking here to her poetry collections page La Pucelle In the hush of my father’s house, before dusk rustles over the horizon, I take off the dress my mother made -it’s as ruby red as…
‘The Storm’ , by Rainbow Reed
The Storm “On granite rock, The woman sat. Damp hair trickled down her back, Azure highlights glimmering, Golden curls shimmering. Seaweed sparkled; waving wildly White foam horses rear and pound, Surging through the rocky mound. Crashing against the sleeping stone. Woman sits and Stares alone. Black cloud glares, Fog horn blares, Lightning screams across…
‘A Reflection on Blake’, by Teresa Edmond
A Reflection on Blake “Drive your cart and your plow over the bones of the dead.” – William Blake “The dead doesn’t give a damn Whether we tend to or tear apart their graves. For the dead doesn’t give a damn about What happens in The Middle East, Or to victims of Acts of God…
Experimenting with new poetry on poethead
I have decided to inaugurate a new poetry section on the blog, which will be happening on the first Saturday of every month in the saturday woman poet category of Poethead. The first poem, Nine, by Brittany Hill will be followed in March by another poet’s work. I hope to keep this up until summer, when…
‘Fable’ and ‘Oh Cherry Trees You are Too White For My Heart’ by Doris Lessing
Fable When I look back I seem to remember singing. Yet it was always silent in that long warm room. Impenetrable, those walls, we thought, Dark with ancient shields.The light Shone on the head of a girl or young limbs Spread carelessly. And the low voices Rose in the silence and were lost as in…
Protected: On adding new social media links to the Poethead site
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
A very public room of one’s own, online writing
“These performative dimensions of public speech always carry tones, gestures, forms of acting out, contradictions, and self-corrections that contribute to new actions and capacities in others. The quote you have singled out to me suggests that poetry can show engaged citizens how to listen to, or respond to, public issues or actions.” The above statement…
‘All Things Can Tempt Me From This Craft’ a poem by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne.
All Things Can Tempt Me From This Craft by Eilis Ní Dhuibhne Rain twists like a tornado in my distracted head. Ideas drip slow as saline into my dreaming bed. from Mark my Words, Meditations by Eilis Ní Dhuibhne,The Night Garden Alice Maher. 2007 RHA, Ely Place.
On transcriptions, from Women Writers, Women Books.
“This short post is related to what I do on the Poethead blog and I suppose to the area of women’s writing that has been a concern for a few years now. Many of the poems that are a part of Poethead have found their way into my possession as gifts, or from the libraries and collections of people who bought…
Jacket 2 , ‘Poetry, arts, collaborative responses’.
Here follows the J2 introduction for readers and word-workers , “Jacket2 publishes articles, reviews, interviews, discussions and collaborative responses, archival documents, podcasts, and descriptions of poetry symposia and projects. Not unlike a daily news forum, we will publish content as it is ready. Visit our index for an ongoing and comprehensive list of all J2 content.” “Because of…