A Celebration of Women’s Poetry for International Women’s Day 2018

A Celebration of Women’s Poetry for International Women’s Day 2018

  'A History of Love Letters' by Seanín Hughes   Miss said every time I told a lie, Baby Jesus had a nail hammered into his hand. She said I had a sad mouth, corners downturned, pointing to hell.   Stephen with the p-h had a mouth like sunshine. I gave him a token: a tiny toy [...]

A celebration of women’s poetry for International Women’s Day 2017

A celebration of women’s poetry for International Women’s Day 2017

Featured image from "The Infinite Body Of Sensation" by Salma Caller Salma Ahmad Caller is an artist and a hybrid of cultures and faiths. She is drawn to hybrid and ornamental forms, and to how the body expresses itself in the mind to create an embodied ‘image’. UK based, she was born in Iraq to [...]

A Celebration of Women’s Poetry for International Women’s Day 2016

Both a page and performance poet, Anne Tannam’s work has appeared in literary journals and magazines in Ireland and abroad. Her first book of poetry Take This Life was published by WordOnTheStreet in 2011 and her second collection Tides Shifting Across My Sitting Room Floor will be published by Salmon Poetry in Spring 2017. She [...]

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 [...]

Two Poems by Ingeborg Bachmann for International Women’s Day 2011.

In the Storm of Roses, by Ingeborg Bachmann. "Wherever we turn in the storm of roses, the night is lit up by thorns, and the thunder of leaves, once so quiet within the bushes, rumbling at our heels." The Broken Heart by Ingeborg Bachmann "News o' grief had overteaken Dark-eyed Fanny, now vorseaken; There she zot, [...]