Welcome:

This blog was prompted by my son (in his twenties) wanting to get more seriously into poetry and asking me to recommend some poems. Where to begin? So this is primarily for him, but I hope other readers might enjoy it too.


Saturday, 13 December 2014

Ye Mimi film poem

They are there but I am not. Film poem by Ye Mimi. (Thanks to George Szirtes for sharing this on Facebook.)

https://vimeo.com/7695648

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Rita Ann Higgins

Rita Ann Higgins

Some People https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nW9hML9qrI


and a hilarious interview, great craic but also, I promise you, some poems...especially one sobering one at the end on the after-effects of the Celtic Tiger.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aZQXgaXWQ8

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Jan Wagner

Teabag
http://stanzapoetry.org/2014/participant.php?participant=668

Friday, 18 April 2014

Geraldine Mitchell

Here

Geraldine was shortlisted for the Strokestown Poetry Festival, 2014 in county Roscommon, Ireland.


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Gillian Allnut

http://www.sydneycyclist.info/Home/cycling_poetry/ode-by-gillian-allnut