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'LAMENT FOR CHRISTY RING' ON LEAVING CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM
I'm surprised and delighted to see that my poem 'Lament for Christy Ring' features on the state Leaving Cert curriculum for 2023 to 2026. It's an honour to feature not only alongside names like Yeats and Mahon but also among superb contemporary voices like Jessica Traynor, Tom French and Colm Keegan.
'BY THE SCHOOLYARD ON AMÁLIA STREET'
I''m delighted to see my poem 'By the Schoolyard on Amàlia Street'
appear in Banshee Literary Journal. This current issue, an online mini-issue occasioned by the global pandemic, is available here.
READING 'CODA' FOR POETRY DAY IRELAND
It's an honour to read 'Coda' by Louis MacNiece for Poetry Day Ireland, a poem that surely speaks to the isolation, anxiety and hope of these pandemic times. My thanks to Sarah Bannan and An Chomhairle Ealaíon for the invitation.
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