by Dearbhla O'Reagan
an elusive word.
we love our missing acquaintance
until the pain is ours
and rioting is the cure
we will not know.
not 'til the men in suits
hear our screams
Restart the Engine
by Paul McCarrick
Discard any computer wires that kept you inside
during your teens or twenties, even the current timeline,
cut any cords that tied you down to tendencies of talking
The Sea oh The Sea
by Martina McAteer
(Poem to be recited in one breath)
Sea soothsayer shhhhh!
Silent sound smooth flying
Rolling over waves like my swooping
Free-falling flying with you
My poor ragged soul…
Poetry Day Ireland 2020 is taking place on Thursday 30th April. The theme of this year’s event is ‘There Will Be Time’, a line taken from T.S. Eliot’s 1915 poem ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock'.
The call is out to one…
“Poetry should surprise by a fine excess, and not by singularity; It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.” John Keats
Poetry Day Ireland takes place on April 26th and the…
This fortnight's Lit Review sees Literature Editor Aileen cover upcoming events such as Poetry Day Ireland and A Poet's Rising, as well as the Bristol Short Story Prize and more.
Novel Fair 2019
The Irish Writers Centre…
Today is Poetry Day 2016, when we recognise the contribution of the poetic arts to our history and culture. This year, in keeping with the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, the theme is Revolution. To celebrate Headstuff are sharing…