Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet

Moon Woman – Spoken Word Poem

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

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...
Mossy trees

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.
Brittany Seaview

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 Dolls

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.
Pen and Keyboard

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...

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.
Cherry Blossom

Blossom – Spring Poem

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

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.