Poem in Poetry Ireland Review

The new issue of Poetry Ireland Review features my two-part poem “A Penny for Two Thoughts”. The first part’s an elegy for my Irish grandfather, while the second part is about mummies and the Rosetta Stone. I wrote this poem almost a decade ago, so I’m very excited that it’s finally been published.

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New publications and Killeagh

Over the past two weeks, three new pieces have come out: two reviews for the Irish Times, and a personal essay in Crossing the Dissour.

Here I discuss three interesting books by Irish-American writer Colin Broderick. And here’s my review of Damien Goodfellow’s graphic novel about the Famine, Black ’47.

In my essay Juxtapositions, I discuss how I use humour to write about death and depression. It came out last week in issue 2 of Crossing the Dissour, which is published by Greywood Arts, a cultural centre in Killeagh, Co. Cork, where I spent a glorious week this summer.

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