The poem below may prove a little elusive to readers outside Irish culture. It was published in Poetry Ireland Review during 2013. What I wanted to do was write out my ‘lexicon’ of the aspects of life on this island that in some way have marked or nudged or impressed themselves on my life. It’s […]

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October Thoughts

The year is turning down again towards the mid-winter deeps of darkness and celebration. The book-launch season is in full swing again, as it always is in spring and autumn. From now till Christmas the books will pour out and add to the walls and walls of paper stacked in bookshops the length and breadth […]

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