Sample of Five Poems from ‘Transmissions’ by Elaine Cosgrove

Sample of Five Poems  from ‘Transmissions’ by Elaine Cosgrove

ENDLESS   We become adult on roads, on lines, on grids, on greens, on grey spaces — you cannot zoom in. We become older with the city as seer, decibels the scale from stepping dawn to engine rattling dusk, to clinking night and walk-back light. Chiaroscuro lives in metered hope. We become in spite of [...]

“Alethiometer” and other poems by Eleanor Hooker

“Alethiometer” and other poems by Eleanor Hooker

Alethiometer for John & Fedelma Tierney   I have one marble only, glass-curled greens and blue. It’s kept inside a golden globe with turquoise studs, I swing it from a chain: my dowsing stone, my truth-seer. Once it knocked against an ancient head, cracked it so its walnut core Leaked sepia images of a being [...]

From “Parvit of Agelast” and other poems by Máighréad Medbh

From “Parvit of Agelast” and other poems by Máighréad Medbh

  From Parvit of Agelast 'Your face is ridiculous: O. . . . . leeeeee ugly 🙂❤ / thanks,  sure i know !’ :L’ – Ciara Pugsley, ask.fm net whn th little lite shinin frm abve doesnt n younguns mad fr luv r spected 2 b home thumbs go drum on magic pads n open windows so [...]

“Sin-Eater” and other poems by Jessica Traynor

An Education in Silence for the women of the Stanhope Street Magdalene Laundry This morning, light spilled into the courtyard as if God had opened a window. The light is quiet and can’t be herded from dormitory beds to morning mass – it shines where it wants, blushing the stained glass windows, washing the priest’s [...]

‘Carry’ and other poems by Mary Noonan

The Card What goes by the name of love is banishment, with now and then a postcard from the homeland. – Samuel Beckett, First Love   I’m looking for a card, one that holds the oriole on the black pear tree – will it be brazen or sweet, junebug or whippoorwill, Tupelo or Baton Rouge? [...]