Monthly Archives: January 2013

Ash Wednesday Poetry Series – Anne Tannam: From the Origins of the Universe

“As a poet, a completed poem says just what I needed to say, not a syllable more or less. As a reader, a poem is an invitation to visit another’s world and return transformed by the encounter”. * The Ash … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Poetry Series – Colm Keegan: Untitled

“With poetry, I get a feeling akin to nostalgia, something I feel in the solar plexus anyway, an internal itch, or urge that has to be attended to. I either write as I feel that or take a note and … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Poetry Series – Stephen James Smith: Ticking Clock

“At the core for me there should be honesty, a willingness to want to share…”  * The Ash Wednesday Series takes its name from the following Leonard Cohen quotation:  “Poetry is just the evidence of life.  If your life is … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Poetry Series – Gabriel Rosenstock: Féileacán/Butterfly

“It’s like breathing, at least for me, in the sense that it is natural and necessary. One can be conscious of one’s breath or one can breathe without a thought. And let’s not forget the connection between ‘breath’ and ‘inspiration’”. … Continue reading

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