Review of ‘Walking Off the Land’ by Anne McMaster

In her poem Baptism at the Farm Well Anne McMaster issues an invitation, ‘Will you join me here?’: an invitation to join her on her family farm during her childhood in rural Ulster, and it is one I have willingly accepted several times since first acquiring my copy of Walking Off the Land (Hedgehog PoetryContinue reading “Review of ‘Walking Off the Land’ by Anne McMaster”

Drop in by Anne McMaster

This week I have the pleasure of welcoming Anne McMaster to reflect on her hymn to rural life, Walking Off the Land. Nigel, thank you so much for welcoming me to this forum, and for giving me the chance to talk about Walking Off the Land, my debut collection of poetry. It was published onContinue reading “Drop in by Anne McMaster”

Drop in by Patricia M Osborne

This week something different again. I have asked Patricia M Osborne to talk about her poetry conversation, Sherry and Sparkly (Hedgehog Poetry Press, 2021), with fellow poet, Maureen Cullen. Thank you, Nigel, for inviting me on your feature to talk about a poem from my co-authored pamphlet Sherry & Sparkly. It’s not often you’ll findContinue reading “Drop in by Patricia M Osborne”

Drop in Gaynor Kane

This week’s Drop in welcomes, wonderful Belfast poet, Gaynor Kane, to talk about From Benin to Belfast, a poem from her stunning new collection Venus in Pink Marble, Hedgehog Poetry Press, 2020… Nigel, thank you for giving me the opportunity to talk about one of the poems in Venus in Pink Marble in your ‘dropContinue reading “Drop in Gaynor Kane”

Review of ‘Eat the Storms’ by Damien B. Donnelly

Just occasionally you come across a voice in poetry that is distinctive and unique. Damien Donnelly in his first collection ‘Eat the Storms’ is exactly that. The world in Donnelly’s poems is a chaotic and turbulent place with no defining truth or reality. Life is problematic and alienating. Humankind has lost its way and theContinue reading “Review of ‘Eat the Storms’ by Damien B. Donnelly”

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