- Dublin, Ireland
- August 03
- Writer and web-nerd
- Poet, and web-nerd. I manage social-media accounts for Irish PEN. Member of the PEN International Women Writer's Committee.
MY RECENT POSTS
- My Recording of Sylvia Plath's
May 22, 2013 08:01AM
- About Wikipedia's Women
May 04, 2013 03:00PM
- Irish women poets recorded at
May 01, 2013 04:00PM
- Not Bell-Jar, but Cylinder: In
April 26, 2013 07:29AM
- breac ; A Digital Journal of
April 23, 2013 03:08PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “To me, the issue is
about categorisation and I
lots about it. To
May 06, 2013 10:21AM
- “The wonderful visual
arts , then and now
In Cennini's time
it was all about
February 28, 2013 02:29PM
- “as comment
"You would have
occasion in the service of
February 28, 2013 02:19PM
- “Cheers ! I am enjoying
it too. I wanted to do
focus-reading to begin
September 26, 2012 06:42PM
- “I have written on some
poetry that was
great poet Pa…”
August 28, 2012 09:34AM
Christine Murray's Links
- New list
- MY LINKS
I recorded Three Women by Sylvia Plath on SoundCloud. This is the link to the parts thereof.
Excerpted: Three Women, by Sylvia Plath
'There is a snake in swans.
He glided by; his eye had a black meaning.
I saw the world in it - small, mean and black,
‘There are less Wikipedia articles on women poets than pornographic actresses’ James Gleick
The above quotation is derived from written by James Gleick at the New York Review of Books made during this last week. It interes… Read full post »
Not Bell-Jar, but Cylinder: In Damage Seasons.
A reading of In Damage Seasons, by Michael McAloran, published Oneiros Books 2013.
‘Clear the air! Clean the sky! Wash the wind! Take
the stone from the stone,
take the skin from the arm, take the muscle from
the… Read full post »
The above image is taken from an article in the new breac journal edited by John Dillon and Nathaniel Myers at The University of Notre Dame.
breac meaning trout, launched just this month and I am already enslaved by the quality of the essays and poetry. It… Read full post »
the whole woman
onto the still-living-soil
a new shape
the bone and the
the still-warm blood
Untitled acrylic on unprimed canvas, © Michael McAloran (2012)
[ between milk and the machinery to churn the clift is gotten bigger
an unprimed unused “gesso” [gusto] towards eagerly waiting rotationalisms
grinding the ceasure be… Read full post »
Image is © Michael McAloran (2008)
objets trouvés et fragmentés dans ma poche4
[ the accidentality and contingency of art makes it able to be a
with philosophy and poetry to unprecedently break in the conventional
codex of society and distort thes… Read full post »
Machinations by Aad de Gids and Michael McAloran. Published by The Knives and Spoons Press 2012
The Poet As Minotaur In His Post-Catastrophic Citadel, The Non Herein- by Michael Mc Aloran.
Published Lapwing Publications, Belfast, 2012.
Acrylic Image by Michael Mc Aloran
Michael Mc Aloran's (third) collection of poems , The Non Herein- is published by Lapwing Publ/… Read full post »
The following list is published onto my Poethead blog and preceeded by a statement by Eavan Boland , culled from her book , Object Lessons.
“I wanted to read or hear the narrative of someone else – a woman and a poet – who has gone here and been there. Who… Read full post »
Conceptualism and Unoriginality.
This is the last week of the MoPo course and it has been a wonderful time to read poets. We are not going to be bereft, as the site will remain open for a year. This week is an evaluation week. I stayed with the first assignment on… Read full post »
Week 8 of Modern and Contemporary Poetry at PENN
I feel as if I should be doing a retrospective analysis of the last weeks, but I am just returned from reading in Galway. The celebration : Ten years of Crannóg Magazine, thirty-one issues of the journal. Our readings were recorded. … Read full post »
Week Six , BREAKING CONFORMITY: THE BEATS
Yes, this should be interesting ! We have gone past the mid-point of the Modern and Contemporary Poetry Course at Pennsylvania. We have read a lot of poets, submitted discussions, and we have even done some quizzes. At one point I forgot The Quizzes… Read full post »
Week Five of Modern and Contemporary Poetry at PENN is thematically centred in discussion on Anti-Modernist Doubts and takes in a lot of reading. The main divisions or sub-themes for reading are :
- Communist Poets of the 1930's
- The Harlem Renaissance
- Robert Frost
- Formalism of the 1950s
This week kicked off for me on Saturday 22/09/2012. We are reading the first chapter on the imagists. Poets being discussed are, Ezra Pound ,H.D. , William Carlos Williams , and Wallace Stevens. Interesting, I have a much tattered copy of the Cantos by Pound, but I had not read H.D/… Read full post »
Having learned to separate the essential from the non-essential in my quest for quality reading-time for the Modern and Contemporary Poetry Course at Pennsylvania , I have reduced myself to reading the main course-texts and listening to two /three poetry tutorials this week. I am immensely enjoying a… Read full post »
I read on Al Filreis' Twitter that the University of Pennsylvania was opening out a course in Modern and Contemporary Poetry, so of course I signed up to see how it was done. I am so very happy that I did, it gives me an opportunity to read again those wonderul… Read full post »