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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.

 

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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.
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Confronting the Dark Side of the Irish ‘Down Under’

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 in hopelessness that it leaves its mark in time and place. I have felt it before as an Irish…See More
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"Oh the things we don't know about the past of the poor, struggling Irish. Horrors we cannot imagine. Thank you for posting about this and bringing to light the awful plight of the Irish down-under. The history books need updating so that this…"
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Confronting the Dark Side of the Irish ‘Down Under’

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 in hopelessness that it leaves its mark in time and place. I have felt it before as an Irish…See More
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I Will Arise and Go -- A Poem by Anne Casey

Posted on August 8, 2019 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

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…

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An Uneasy Halfway -- Where Am I Really From?

Posted on August 8, 2019 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

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.…

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Confronting the Dark Side of the Irish ‘Down Under’

Posted on November 6, 2017 at 12:30am 1 Comment

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…

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Flying Back, I Barely Recognise My Hometown

Posted on August 28, 2017 at 5:00am 5 Comments

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…

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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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