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 [...]

“Pink is a Sister Sick” and other poems by Seanín Hughes

Pink Is A Sister Sick with sweetness. Bright; blinds beautiful men, robs them of their enamel, but they never protest. Fat lashes fan those flushed cheeks, like blood blushing milk, bones so high and hollow beneath. Pink licks the dark, but refuses to wear it. I went panning for black diamonds in her hair in [...]

A Celebration of Irish Women Poets on Bloomsday 2017

"Canal Walk Home" by Gillian Hamill   What is it About the power of the water To heal hurts   Three lads sit on the boardwalk They hardly look like delicate sorts. And yet they gaze out Contemplate The rushing rippling mottles of the Undulating lake Can soothe souls.   Car lights are reflected in [...]