Wednesday, 2 December 2009


So much to blog about, so little time...

Southword Journal Online, issue 17, is now up! Read new work by Martín Espada, Theo Dorgan, Billy Ramsell, Alexa Beattie (this year's Seán Ó Faoláin Competition winner, as chosen by Philip Ó Ceallaigh) and many others.

A quote, to whet, from wonder-poet Billy Ramsell's poem 'Half Time':

'Aphrodite sashayed from the kitchen with the tartan tea tray.
Hermes looked from the soiled dinner dishes

to the paisley wall paper to the telly and emitted a long sigh of boredom.
Hurling, like most team sports, isn't much fun when you know how it finishes.'

The Cork poets have it all going on, I always feel: they are witty, learned, NICE!!!

By the way, the advertised photos by John Minihan will follow next week. I'm looking forward to that.

And Jennifer Matthew's thoughtful review of Nude is there too.

Lovely Southword...!


Rachel Fenton said...

Love that quote - will have me chuckling all the way to the sink!

Haha, my moderation word is VERSUP


Love those apt comment moderations!

Billy R is a brilliant poet, Rachel. And a great reciter of his work. He learns them off by heart and is a joy to hear.