Cailleach Zine Launch

In Irish mythology the Cailleach is a divine hag & a creator/weather/ancestor deity. She is also commonly known as the Cailleach Bhéara, Bheur(ach) or simply the Queen of Winter. On 31st July in Dublin's own A4 Sounds, we launched our first collaborative zine 'Cailleach' as the NOT4U collective. Nestled among other wonderful visual art & poetry, it … Continue reading Cailleach Zine Launch

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‘H’ is for Haggard: Monstrous Regiment

  I'm very pleased to say that one of my poems 'H' is for Haggard has been featured in the latest publication from Monstrous Regiment Magazine, titled 'Crimson'. My copy arrived in the post just yesterday. The poem is about rethinking past relationships when you're drunk, when you're brave and grappling with the associated emotions. Looking back … Continue reading ‘H’ is for Haggard: Monstrous Regiment

Interview Questions: Poetry In Context

Last week I was working with some current UCD literature students, answering interview questions by way of research for a course dedicated to Traditional and Contemporary Irish Literature and Culture. Those who contacted me wanted to focus their presentation on the feminist movement within the contemporary poetry scene in Dublin, and so I was very … Continue reading Interview Questions: Poetry In Context

NOT4U Collective: Poetry Marathon

This Thursday 17th May we will be hosting our first event as the NOT4U collective, in support of Together for Yes. Full details here! This poetry fundraiser will provide a platform for queer, trans, female, and non-gender conforming voices. BYOB & suggested donation of €5 on the door. All contributions, small or large, very much … Continue reading NOT4U Collective: Poetry Marathon

Book review: Autonomy, Kathy D’Arcy (2018)

Last month I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at Kathy D'Arcy's much anticipated new book 'Autonomy'. A collection of poetry/essays/memoirs/poems which was published by New Binary Press, and explores themes of bodily autonomy in conjunction with the Repeal movement. “If a person does not have the right to decide what happens to her … Continue reading Book review: Autonomy, Kathy D’Arcy (2018)

Friday 13th April 2018: A Night for Women-led Contemporary Literature

This Friday the 13th is shaping up to be a big night for women-led contemporary literature in Dublin.   The greatly anticipated Dublin launch of 'Autonomy' (New Binary Press, Editor Kathy D'Arcy) will kick of at 6pm in Books Upstairs. The proceeds from book sales will be donated in support to the Repeal campaign. Further … Continue reading Friday 13th April 2018: A Night for Women-led Contemporary Literature

Body, Gender & #AutuumnAesthetic

A short while ago I wrote a poem about how I view my body. It examines the feelings you experience when you don't identify as the traditional feminine, but instead feel like you exist in some grey area, occupying a space between she and they. In the past I have had a distant, awkward and … Continue reading Body, Gender & #AutuumnAesthetic