Started Aug 17, 2019 0 Replies 2 Likes
Sincere thanks to The Wild Geese team for featuring my poem and article today! I have shared my thanks along with the front page link via social media. Every good wish.
Posted on August 8, 2019 at 10:30pm 0 Comments 2 Likes
I will arise and go
(After William Butler Yeats)
My people are a migrant clan
Prospering not by hook or crook or craft
But by diligent labour and an easy charm
Flung from one small corner
Across every wind-tossed sea
Mountaintop to valley floor
To lay a thousand roadways
Or stand on…
Posted on August 8, 2019 at 10:30pm 0 Comments 3 Likes
This year marks an uneasy halfway for me—I have been in Australia for as long as I lived in Ireland. So where does that leave me? The truth, I have come to realise, is somewhere in between. In Australia, I am regarded as Irish. My accent, parlance, even my ‘writing voice’ are often differentiated as such.…Continue
Posted on November 6, 2017 at 12:30am 1 Comment 7 Likes
When I was asked to write a series of poems for an art exhibition in Australia earlier this year, I embarked on a dark voyage of discovery into the lives of Irish immigrant children 150 years ago.
Image: 'Image Above: Falling' by Jane Theau (2017)
There is a special brand of human misery so steeped…Continue
Posted on August 28, 2017 at 5:00am 5 Comments 5 Likes
When at 18 or 20, or in my case 24, you fly away on the adventure of a lifetime, you aren't thinking of your future self. When I first winged my way to Australia, I had no inkling where it would lead. Or all the losses it would lead to. For me. For my future husband. For our future children. For our…Continue
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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!
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