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Very sad to learn of Assia Djebar's passing: she was an amazing woman & a superb writer! Her novel Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade can stand with Kateb Yacine's Nedjma as foundational text for Algerian post-colonial literature. In Poems for the Millennium vol.4 I published some of her work,
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...intro/ echo zero intro echo none/ claim lack once non else step hour expel sever lapse non-sound/ spoke non close etch cannot break held un-shadow shadow outro none black light vibrate speak recollect/ centre dead centre d...
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The mark of a public schoolboy government, a rampant and humourless illiteracy.
Author says it would be ‘unconscionable’ to regard such a fictional account as off-limits, as some Tory MPs and rightwing commentators suggest Read The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher – August 6th 1983
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In October 2010, my mother-in-law, Mary Higgins, was diagnosed with lung cancer.  Mary died on May 31, 2011, in her own bedroom. It was her wish not to die in a hospital, so my husband and assorted relatives and friends, and myself, banded together to care for Mary at home. Anyone who has cared for a terminally ill person knows that the nearness of death will reshape your life. It’s not just the rota of medications; the too-fast doctor visits; th...
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Emerging; Lá le Brigid, 2015. To start the year as I intend to go on, I'm taking the advice of a lovely encouraging friend to do some more writing.  I've been wanting to do this for a while but the 'fear' and 'vulnerabili...
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I waited a minute on the wind, on your roof, outside. She had been awaiting me in the middle of the day, having come warm over those seas to find me high over the little streams and the lakes she came and she playing, and she jumping. Crying and talking in my ear. She had …
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John Boyne – author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – grew up gay in Catholic Dublin. Now, after years of silence he is finally ready to write about sexual abuse within the church – and to talk about the effect it has had on his life
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"A failed romance. A restless sense of longing... These are raw ingredients that get mulled, weighed, processed -- and ultimately transforme
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"Behind the forehead is the realm of dreams.
But your forehead bears the seal of peace."
              from Hamlet, by Mirjam Touminen.

I blog about women writers, editors and translators at Poethead, a poetry blog.


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Assia Djebar (1936-2015)
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Very sad to learn of Assia Djebar's passing: she was an amazing woman & a superb writer! Her novel Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade can stand

Emerging; Lá le Brigid, 2015.
kathyoleary.blogspot.com

Emerging; Lá le Brigid, 2015. To start the year as I intend to go on, I'm taking the advice of a lovely encouraging friend to do some more w

Some New Sketches
mcaloranmichael.blogspot.com

...intro/ echo zero intro echo none/ claim lack once non else step hour expel sever lapse non-sound/ spoke non close etch cannot break held

*and her yellow music caught in the throat of birds* - Diversity
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I waited a minute on the wind, on your roof, outside. She had been awaiting me in the middle of the day, having come warm over those seas to

John Boyne: ‘The Catholic priesthood blighted my youth and the youth of ...
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John Boyne – author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – grew up gay in Catholic Dublin. Now, after years of silence he is finally ready to w

Support Wales Arts Review - Online Welsh Arts Hub
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Help Wales Arts Review sustain and further develop its work in support of the Welsh arts communities

Hilary Mantel hits back at critics of her Thatcher assassination short s...
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Author says it would be ‘unconscionable’ to regard such a fictional account as off-limits, as some Tory MPs and rightwing commentators sugge

Walt Whitman, Bohemian Dandy: The Story of America’s First Gay Bar and I...
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"A failed romance. A restless sense of longing... These are raw ingredients that get mulled, weighed, processed -- and ultimately transforme

My Entry in the Index of Women Poets!
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I'm very proud to be included in the Index of Women Poets on Chris Murray's Poethead website. Follow this link: http://poethead.wordpress.co

Madame Matisse Is Shown Her Portrait, 1913 & other poems by Susan Mi...
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Dreams for Breakfast Sometimes everything is blue; the hills, my hands, house keys, chimney smoke. If I bit the air my mouth would fill with

Sarojini Naidu: Transcience
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Nay, do not grieve tho' life be full of sadness, Dawn will not veil her spleandor for your grief, Nor spring deny their bright, appointed be

Ted Hughes's poetry: wild at heart | Books | The Guardian
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Alice Oswald on compiling a bestiary of Ted Hughes's animal poems

Poem inspired by Tweet from Cora Sherlock of the Pro-Life campaign
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My new poem 'Renewable Energy: Cora Sherlock’s Excellent Suggestion' is published today on Chris Murray's Poethead website. I am hoping the

The Introduction by Christine Murray to The Bled Sun--Michael Mc Aloran ...
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Seething in the dark spitting dragonfly seeds into crimson mists head snared the body limp skeleton of mud ashen blessed skyline of the fall

A Sequence from 'The Blind' by Christine Murrray
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Episiotomy the delicate steels are leaning in a row on blue blue cloths awaiting their use they think she cannot see this or does not know t

Samuel Beckett's articulation of unceasing inner speech
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The literal sounds in his characters' minds express a subtle and revealing understanding of how we all talk to ourselves Hearing voices: wha

Minister expresses concern for woman in abortion case
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Reports claim young woman was refused termination of pregnancy by expert panel

Iraq Statement PIWWC
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PEN International Women Writer's Committee statement on Iraq

Feministing Readz: Dorothea Lasky’s Rome
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These days, it seems like wound talk is everywhere. Throughout the blogosphere, feminist writers have explosively reopened public discussion