A Celebration of Women’s Poetry for International Women’s Day 2015

Role reversal by Nessa O'Mahony   after Eavan Boland   There will come a time, mother, when the transformed spring opens up and the charioteer holds out a hand; he might have my father’s face, might not; his gestures might be gentle or rough as he eases you into a space made ready and shows [...]

‘Reverse Emigration’ and other poems by Alice Lyons

Reverse Emigration   When I boarded the plane, everyone looked like Uncle Tom ruddy, some were empurpled grey hair or auburn in terrier thatches pale blue of eye a smidgen of resignation: the tribe. I thought We are driving to the interior I thought, holy god the airline upholstery was Kavanagh, Ní Dhomhnaill and Heaney [...]