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Reflections of a working writer and reader



Posts added in September 2009

A Poem by Michael Donaghy

Irena of Alexandria by Michael Donaghy Creator, thank You for humbling me. Creator, who twice empowered me to change a jackal to a saucer of milk, a cloud of gnats into a chandelier, and once, before the emperor’s astrologers, a nice distinction into an accordion, and back again, thank You for choosing Irena to eclipse […]

Eduardo Galeano Interview

Marx and the Bible. These two marked me for ever.
They are my two fingerprints.

Acts of Destruction – Mat Coward

It wasn’t that his own schooldays had left him scarred with awful memories. It was just that his main memory was of spending more than a dozen years being constantly told to stop talking at the back. Talking at the back, of course, was the one thing at school he did really well. He’d have […]

A Poem from Jack Gilbert

Everyone forgets that Icarus also flew.
It’s the same when love comes to an end,
or the marriage fails and people say
they knew it was a mistake, that everybody
said it would never work. That she was
old enough to know better. But anything
worth doing is worth doing badly.