Archive for the Poetry Category

Review: What Day Is It? Who Gives A F*ck.

Review: What Day Is It? Who Gives A F*ck.

What can we do to relieve some of the internal stress? Write it all down and let it all out, just as Jan Brierton has done.

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Local Poetry: Post Lockdown, by Áine Ní Chaoimh

Local Poetry: Post Lockdown, by Áine Ní Chaoimh

Geneva Pattison Post Lockdown What did you do in Lockdown ?Why are you asking meI don’t know what day it is.Are you from RTE ? No l am not learning a new languageNor reading the latest booksKeeping body and soul […]

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Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass: Review

Aifric Kyne Lana Del Rey’s debut venture as a poet is as one would expect, given the singer’s whimsical Americana persona. Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass (Simon & Schuster, 2020) uses the Californian landscape as backdrop to poems exploring […]

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Remembering Eavan Boland Poet, feminist and inspiration

Geneva Pattison In a year filled with so much death, devastation and sadness, the loss of Eavan Boland on the 27th of April felt somewhat surreal. People may have known her from studying her poetry during the leaving cert, some […]

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New Irish Poetry Bags of Almonds by Alicia Byrne Keane

Geneva Pattison Amidst this global pandemic, the surreal state of lockdown presented a myriad of challenges for people across Ireland. Feelings of anxiety, loss, worry and longing seem to be a universal experience in relation to this new era of […]

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Poets Corner

The Shellybanks Barry Saunders Heading down the pidgeon house road on a sunny May day Just me and the grandson as it’s his favourite place to play The rest will follow down soon as we have been sent on ahead […]

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Wake Up Irish Poetry

By Geneva Pattison “Workers in the arts sector deserve to enjoy the same protections as those in other sectors.” In February of this year, the Wake up Irish Poetry website was launched. The site contains a public, open letter to […]

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The Sacred Geometry of Life Geomantic by Paula Meehan

By Geneva Pattison There are patterns in existence, so random and seemingly imperceptible that we simply miss them completely. Paula Meehan’s poetry collection, ‘Geomantic’, seems to attempt to fight this idea by creating order out of chaos. The word Geomantic […]

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Writing home: The ‘new irish’ poets

By Geneva Pattison What is your perception of ‘home’? Is it a house, a state of mind, or maybe a feeling? For everyone, the idea of ‘home’ is different. The collection, ‘Writing Home: The ‘New Irish’ Poets’, published by Dedalus […]

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The Poetry Place

Poetry Ireland had a competition for Joyce Cycle: Love your Bike Competition.  When I tried to write about bicycles I am back again at my two teacher school where the young master always seemed to have a sore head and […]

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