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My Poem – Milk – in New Welsh Review

As a teenager who dabbled in writing when no one was looking, I had a copy of The Writers' and Artists' Yearbook...

Adventures in Label Lit

This year, Poetry Day Ireland was made all the more special by my participation in Label Lit: an innovative project, bringing poetry to the people, devised by Poet and Artistic Director, Maria McManus. For 2019, the project was given extra impact with the addition of sound! All fifty participating poets recorded their poems of place and they were added to a digital Poetry M'app and to Soundcloud. Poets also received 20 coloured labels each and were instructed to place them in and around the area their poem was inspired by.

Black Rabbit – A Poem for Easter

I remember the black rabbit sat on a throne of hill, the gold-specked, greenslide down to the road, where we stopped cars to wait for his shadow.

Blossom – Spring Poem

'Blossom' is a poem for spring and its flyaway beauty. I was inspired to write it after reading a number of...

Discussing Kathleen Jamie Selected Poems

With Focus on Crossing the Loch and The Blue BoatKathleen Jamie’s ‘Selected Poems’ is a substantial volume containing...

Toffee Apple Fair – Childhood Poem

Candyfloss was the obvious choice, but I was no obvious child. I was as mild as the mown down grass in the school grounds where my legs tanned.

Thoughts on The Lifeboat Shed

A Poem by Katherine GallagherAs a poet, I am continuously looking to develop my craft, and I find...

Shell – Poetry of Seashores

This shell could never have lived on a beach, its skin like the inside of coconut, curls, only mimics the movement of rock-pool water.

Leaf – A Poem for New Year

Take a leaf, walk its lifelines with your fingers. Make its shape with your hands, its perfect oval an alternate world.