Poems from ‘The Wren is Near’- ‘An Dreoilín in ár Measc’ by Ashley O’Neal

The Tale of the Vulnerable The line at the beginning Of the old tale comes from the lips Of the beggar king as he waits In the doorway of old myth, His crown beside him is all rusted and worn. The day breathes a sadness and A wonder that only children of old know. The […]

“Beochaoineadh Máthar Maoise” and other poems by Ellen Nic Thomás

Beochaoineadh Máthar Maoise A dhílleachta linbh gan ainm, gan athair, Do chraiceann ar aondath le humha an nathair, A lúbann timpeall do thaobhán uiríseal, Mar bhata ceannródaí is sníomhanna sisil. Is trua liom ciseán do dhóchas a fhíochán, Do dhán a chaitheamh i bpoll an duibheagáin, D’eiseadh a chruthú ar bhunús baill séire, ‘Nois tá […]

‘Cigarettes on Grey Street’ and other poems by Julie Hogg

Mount Pleasant I’m a Sea-Drift florentine with New York smoked chocolate and gothic liquorice ice cream all falsetto euphoria on an acidic yellow slipway silence, still life, plein air, subtle watercolour fractals mid brain, black substance potent dopamine receptors and how I wish that this railing is your hand, My Friend I swear I can […]