Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Found Things

I am moved beyond measure to have an essay in the current volume (7) of Reliquiae Journal from the wonderful Corbel Stone Press. This has been a long time dream of mine and I am very grateful for the vital work Autumn and Richard do. 

'She is, for want of a better word, hovering; caught in a thin place, liminal- ity oozing out of her not-quite-dry bones. She has not yet met the ferryman and we know it.' 

The Haibun Journal

I have two pieces in the current issue of The Haibun Journal.


- like sleeping and then waking; the in-breath and the out...

                     ...With a Faoilleach moon hung high' 

[From Crotach/ Curlew’ ]

' – to the right swans take their place in fields filled with water that should not be there at all, water that has ignored all borders'

[From 'Inbhir / Estuary ']

Shadow Birds

Some words for Caught By The River. 

Monday, 11 March 2019

A winter weekend in Copenhagen

Words for Lone Woman site on sobriety, borders, stereotypes and nature. The interpretations featured on this site are deeply moving and inspiring. 

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

'Unnameable Things' for The Clearing

'I have found the words for butterflies, in my native tongue, and I am drawing their lines on my insides. I am ready, now, to speak of unnameable things.'

                                 Words for The Clearing at  Little Toller Books on their site now.

This essay was incredibly moving to write, and the fact it was written for this deeply inspiring site has filled me with such gratitude and courage.

Monday, 25 February 2019

'Naomh Bríd' for Oh Comely

'When winter lays its head down, memories dance; the delicate ghosts of who we once were...Light, streaming out, unstoppably; to a soundscape of oystercatchers...'

Words about St Brigid, Ireland and healing for Oh Comely .

New Year, New Moon Bird

I have some words about 'Curlew Moon' by Mary Colwell on Mark Avery's site. It was such a pleasure to write about this book and my own curlew experiences.