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Moon Woman – Spoken Word Poem

Reading this poem aloud to a packed Parade Tower, at Kilkenny Castle was exhilarating! ‘Moon Woman’ was chosen...

Moon Woman – Poem Extract

Today, I will be reading my poem, 'Moon Woman' at the launch of this year's Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet, taking place at Kilkenny...

Running on Shadows – Spoken Word Poem

This moss is her island, its dewy green lends spring to her take off.She's running on shadows.

Launch of Anne Casey’s ‘out of emptied cups’

The launch of Anne Casey’s ‘out of emptied cups’ sparkled with breathtaking poetry and poignant melodies; Anne’s reading was complimented by the...

Pascale Petit & Paul Durcan at The Shaking Bog – Review

To be surrounded by mountains is to be held in a green, sloping hug . . .  Those were my feelings en...

Sustenance – Spoken Word Poem

At a time when food meant skin with folds, I hungered for all things sweet: iced buns, custard, marzipan fruit . . .

Russian Doll – Motherhood Poem

We're sacrificing a Russian Doll, my husband saysand I see her waist, the curve defining head and body - a body of coal.

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.