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Given that the Irish Times Books of the Year did not make mention of poetry books for 2011, I thought to add some links to Irish poetry presses and imprints for those readers of poetry who are not catered for in the list-system. I have to say that I do not think of such ephemera [...]
A Work for Poets To have carved on the days of our vanity A sun A star A cornstalk Also a few marks From an ancient forgotten time A child may read That not far from the stone A well Might open for wayfarers Here is a work for poets— Carve the [...]
from Skywriting by Dennis O Driscoll Reiterating whatever claim it makes, A sotto voce repetition, rain plays out a reverie-inducing music on the glass harmonica of the kitchen's window pane. But peeling open the back door for a rain check, you hear the liquid swishing grow insistent as a whip; sibiliant drips insinuate their way between [...]
In 2009 the Archives of Cologne collapsed , Speigel English reported it as 'History in Ruins, Archive Collapse Disaster for Historians'. It always interests me as a sometime collector of letters, books and such ephemera that Governments often do not prioritise our history in a manner that will benefit future students of culture and politics. Yesterday [...]