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.)


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.


Sunday, 20 April 2014

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Jan Wagner


Friday, 18 April 2014

Geraldine Mitchell


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

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Gillian Allnut