Poems by Mary O’Donnell

Marriage Advice, 1951 Glossy women made her tremble, every word shiny and sure, we’re going to give Jenny a make-over, Jen, the decaying building, the clueless relic. They made her sweat, even more, those women with Dior skirts and nipped-in waists, who warned the night before the wedding about being prepared. But it was 1951. Next day,…

An Mhurúch san Ospidéal by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

Happy International Women’s Day 2012. The following poem is by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill there is a translation and attribution notice published separately to An Mhurúch san Ospidéal.  An Mhurúch san Ospidéal Dhúisigh sí agus ní raibh a heireaball éisc ann níos mó ach istigh sa leaba léi bhí an dá rud fada fuar seo. Ba dhóigh…