Aoibheann McCann

Aoibheann McCann was brought up in Donegal but lives in Galway. She writes fiction, non-fiction and the occasional poem. Her work has been published...

Elaine Feeney – In Montmartre with Degas

Who owns these hips                                these awful saucer over-lacquered eyes and abandoned pink-jellyfish-on-the-rock lips             this harsh-one-layer-mono does nothing for my double chin                                  but you already know that I’m...

Elaine Feeney – The Harvest

There is nothing in the old Tuam beet factory only a greasy fluthering of  Natterer’s bats and some gnawing weasels. Once the full silos were emptied...

Elaine Feeney – Oak

I’d like to spend Easter 2016 bird watching on the Isle of Wight. I will not be remembering shootings or blood. I will kill no bird. I...

Elaine Feeney – Mass

Mass will be said for no more bad language and gambling and wanking that the Athenry boys are doing, down the back of the...

Elaine Feeney

Elaine Feeney is, above all, a feminist. Her poetry examines the experience of being a woman in a patriarchal society, particularly in rural Ireland...

Dave Lordan – Cathechism: This is a Catholic Country

Q: Why were a hundred thousand children abused? A: Because this is a catholic country. Q: Why did the abusers get away with it? A: Because this...

Dave Lordan – Poem for the anti-Fracking Campaign

Beware the one who talks to you of your children’s future for he carries an Earthquake machine that will rubble the lives of your children. Beware the...

Dave Lordan – Tribute To Joe Strummer

      Your words were boots Joe, boots in Lewisham when black and white and yellow riot put down the Nazi scum, and in Trafalgar Square in ninety-one when the  fury of...

Dave Lordan – The Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains

I believe in them, so they do exist. In the Wicklow Mountains It is easier to hide than you think Behind waterfalls. In sunless crevices. In densest rhododendroned foliage. On...

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Raphael d’Abdon – the kubrick connection

(based on actual events)    1.   eyes wide shut the first time i watched it it was christmas eve    2.   the shining part 1 the first time i watched...

Raphael d’Abdon

Dr Raphael d’Abdon was born in Udine (Italy) and lives in Pretoria (South Africa). He is a writer, scholar, spoken word poet, editor and...

Pina Piccolo – The Poet’s Adventure

The poet had everything ready: a light briefcase, a ticket, an address. Now, while he was sitting on a bench waiting for the train,...

Ugly, Dirty and Bad

Down and dirty is too important to simply be defined  by a movie genre. A grotesque comedy, perhaps, but sometimes also a drama and...

Elizabeth Jane Howard – The Cazalet Chronicles

As written by Hilary Mantel, Elizabeth Jane Howard is a craftswoman, because in order to build such a monumental work, where nothing is uncalculated,...