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Familiar face

Below is a haiga, in this case a combination of a senryu and photograph, in response to a writing prompt on Creative Writing Ink

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A Virtual Interview with Jan Benson and Agnes Eva Savich

Originally posted on Agnes Eva Savich's Blog:
Source: A Virtual Interview with Jan Benson and Agnes Eva Savich

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Hygge Feature #17 Coming in from the cold and dark

Originally posted on Angela Topping:
Being outdoors in the cold and coming home makes hygge more intense. A bowl of soup, a warm fire and the tingle of warmth returning to frozen hands and feet – it’s almost worth going…

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First publication of the year on tinywords

  This is a monostich (one line haiku) that is very close to my heart. It refers to my youngest sister Niamh’s two-year battle with cancer, which she lost in September. Even though it is just seven words long, the … Continue reading

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The Swansong of Leatherhead KT22, poem by Marion Clarke (WHEN I MOVED Poetry and Prose Series)

Originally posted on Silver Birch Press:
The Swansong of Leatherhead KT22 by Marion Clarke As if by magic, next door’s ginger cat appears, muzzles its way along the newly washed panes. “Bye, bye, puthy tat!” my toddler exclaims, flattening his…

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Visiting Sheelin, poem by Marion Clarke (MY MANE MEMORIES Poetry & Prose Series)

Visiting Sheelin Marion Clarke “Let me brush your hair,” you say, “how’d you get it in such a state?” And you scramble up onto those sharp, little knees on that huge, unyielding hospital bed. My friend and I, both college … Continue reading

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Like father, like son – poetry in the genes

‘It concentrates you…it encourages deep reading, rather than the skim that the world is getting used to – this McDonald’s, fast-food language.” So says poet and musician, Adrian Rice, on the result of taking a good poem seriously in ‘this age of … Continue reading

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Launch of Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing

I was very honoured to read at the recent launch of the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing at the Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Bob Collins, Chair of the Arts Council, Connor Shields, CEO of Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and Chelley McLear, CAP Project … Continue reading

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History of the Book Cover For Find My Baby

Originally posted on – A Writer's Survival Blog:
Over the course of writing, editing, rewriting, revising, cursing, etc., I toyed with different covers for Find My Baby.? These are several iterations of the covers I considered…

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An incy wincy (or itsy bitsy) haiku…

of mine has been published in this issue of Shamrock, Journal of the Irish Haiku Society, but it’s so small you might not see it! 🙂 My other news is that Shamrock is celebrating its fifth birthday and has published the SHAMROCK HAIKU JOURNAL: … Continue reading

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