Monthly Archives: January 2020

Acceptance?

I don’t do new year’s resolutions. As Yomi Adegoke more or less put it, a woman’s life is a constant new year’s resolution, and I’ve been on the wearisome self-improvement treadmill since I was about seven years old. So no. … Continue reading

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Memory Forest

I got to know Gaynor Kane through mentoring her as part of the Irish Writers One-to-One Mentoring programme. I was delighted when she asked me to introduce her second collection, Memory Forest, at its Bangor launch in the Carnegie Library … Continue reading

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Stargazing in the Sperrins

I had the chance to do this incidentally for years while I lived there. But there’s now the opportunity  to do it more formally in Davagh Forest. I was alerted to this Guardian article, in which travel editor Andy Pietrasik pleasingly refers … Continue reading

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December 2019

The usual frantic run-up to Christmas was leavened by two events which fortuitously found themselves referred to on the same page on the Poetry Ireland website. So before that page vanishes into the ether, here is a preserving screenshot, dear … Continue reading

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