Greetings to friends far and wide and an especially big shout out to Kevin H - I promise to reply to your message soon! Life has been busy of late as I have rejoined the working world and am back, full-time in academic administration. Lecturing posts in my area are thin on the ground, but the administrative side is an attractive option too, as you are still in the orbit of ideas, but don't have to grade a hefty pile of scripts! I do miss teaching alot though, but now I hope to have some time to focus on my writing (and reading and music) in the evenings. I'm all about the extra-curricular! Speaking of which, I have just had four poems, about my beloved Galway, published in The Galway Review. They are quite playful and try to capture some of the competing confusions and unbridled joys of new motherhood. Hope you like them and thanks for reading.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
So I'm finally getting around to posting my first blog since jumping hemispheres and making the big leap from Galway to Melbourne - a fantastic metropolis which I will be writing alot more about soon in frequent 'Snapshots from Melbourne'. I awoke to good news today: my poem entitled 'Primavera' has been selected as 'Poem of the Week' by the Australian Poetry organisation. You can read the poem here Enjoy! (It's Spring down unda and the air is getting milder).
Monday, March 26, 2012
The Burning Bush 2 - a fresh, quality Irish journal publishing contemporary writing - has been relaunched as an online journal, and yours truly is delighted to have a poem featured in Issue 1. My poem entitled, 'Love and Milk' can be read here.
The Burning Bush 2 is an online project that publishes new and innovative work from contemporary poets and writers in Ireland and the rest of the anglophone world. There will be four issues spread over one year. Here are the details regarding submissions: The deadline for issue 3, to be published in July, is 1st June 2012. Send no more than 4 poems, in the body of an email with “Poetry – Your Name” as the subject heading to firstname.lastname@example.org. A short biographical note should also be included. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for a decision. There are no restrictions on style, themes etc. Do not send attachments unless requested. Good luck!