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I am surely not the first Irish emigrant to have heard these words from their heartbroken mother. Guilt at the impact of my decision to leave Ireland and grief at the loss of my beloved mother are central themes in my poetry collection…See More
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"Would you ever think of coming home?"

Posted on July 25, 2017 at 4:00am 4 Comments

I am surely not the first Irish emigrant to have heard these words from their heartbroken mother. Guilt at the impact of my decision to leave Ireland and grief at the loss of my beloved mother are central themes in my poetry collection…

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'Would you ever think of coming home?'

Posted on September 4, 2016 at 7:14am 1 Comment

Why the emptiness of the emigrant's baggage can weigh heavily at times... A poem I wrote about the hardest part of going 'home' when you live half a world away (published in The Irish Times):
http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/generation-emigration/my-mum-would-ask-would-you-ever-think-of-coming-home-1.2515552

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At 5:01pm on November 1, 2016, Jim Hawkins said…

Anne, 

A bit late but thank you for your appreciation of the Seamus Heaney article. I enjoyed doing the research. He was quite a man and writer. He doesn't have to stand behind anyone! Best wishes! Enjoy the holidays!

At 5:16pm on November 1, 2016, Anne Casey said…
Indeed! Thanks Jim - you too. Take care.

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