Saturday, March 16, 2013

 Here's a link to my poem,

and here's a ridiculously short list of some wonderful Irish/Irishy books:

THE GREEN FOOL by Patrick Kavanagh
ARE YOU SOMEBODY? by Nuala O'Faolain
    (and all of her other books)
BY THE LAKE by John McGahern
ROUND IRELAND WITH A FRIDGE by Tony Hawks
O'CLOCK by Fanny Howe
NO LONGER AT EASE by Chinua Achebe 
    (see scene with mouthy Irish nurses and Nigerians)
SELECTED ESSAYS by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill 
    (and this video of her poem, "Athair" / "Father")



Monday, March 11, 2013

For You

For you--particularly the students in C. D. Wright's
 class today. Thank you.


"What good am I / heaven only knows" 

                                    - DINAH WASHINGTON