‘The Haircut’ by Kevin Higgins

The Haircut   I had it imported from Ancient Egypt, installed upon my skull by JobBridge slaves grateful to be allowed touch a scalp as potentially valuable as mine.   I can smell opportunity at a thousand yards, and in the blink of a synthetic eyelash, I’m off sniffing its however questionable arse. I’m Hillary…

‘When You Are Old’ by Kevin Higgins

When You Are Old . after William Butler Yeats When you are old and bald and full of crap and sitting there in threadbare rags, reach across to your old bookcase for a dusty old copy of a girlie mag. Fondle it, then, a little sadly in your withered veiny hands. If you can manage…

The Myth and Memory Of Eavan Boland’s Latest Poems by J P O’Malley

I do not often recommend newspaper articles on Irish poetry, but I am making an exception in the case of The Examiner’s review of Eavan Boland’s latest book New and Selected Poems Eavan Boland (Carcanet). J P O’Malley offers an extensive review, some illuminating video links, and a preview of his upcoming interview with Boland…

Renewable Energy: Cora Sherlock’s Excellent Suggestion by Kevin Higgins

“Over 15,500 human remains incinerated to heat UK hospitals over 2-year-period.  #800babies #outrage @amnesty” Tweet by Cora Sherlock of the Pro-Life Campaign Renewable Energy: Cora Sherlock’s Excellent Suggestion     We must stop giving it away for nothing –our greatest natural resource – the Department of Finance estimates Tallaght Hospital could heat itself entirely on foetuses…