24 Horas en Madrid

I’m really excited to be heading back to Madrid for a visit this weekend and to dive back into life in a HUGE metropolis. Obviously, the main attraction is reconnecting with all our friends, but I’m planning on visiting a few favourite old haunts and interesting new places. In the process of noting down allContinue reading “24 Horas en Madrid”

Parallax, Sinead Morrissey

Morrissey’s T.S.Eliot Prize-winning fifth collection is defined by the poet at the outset as Parallax (Astron.) Apparent displacement, or difference in the apparent position, of an object, caused by actual change (or difference) of position of the point of observation. It’s a collection about perception and paradoxes, opening with 1801, inspired by Dorothy Wordsworth’s ‘The GrasmereContinue reading “Parallax, Sinead Morrissey”

Political Inertia: Are We Letting our Elected Representatives off the Hook?

Another bout of twitterstorms. Did Jeremy Corbyn leave a wreath or not? Was Boris Johnson being deliberately antagonistic with his comments on the burqa? News items are filled with politicians airing their views on the matter, discussing it in minute detail. Meanwhile, NHS waiting times grow. The number of homeless dying on the streets hasContinue reading “Political Inertia: Are We Letting our Elected Representatives off the Hook?”

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Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon

Nicola Heaney

Writer & Poet


'She would say to discover / the true depth of a well, / drop a stone, / start counting.' - Andrew Greig