The Republic is a good place for Protestants now

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Richard W. Halperin – Inventory

The Galway Review

Richard W. Halperin is widely published on the island of Ireland. He has collections out via Salmon and Lapwing. The late William Sloane Coffin loved this poem, so, many years later, the dedication added.


For William Sloane Coffin

The brain: dubious
The body: ludicrous
The leaders: dangerous
The idols: cancerous
The majority: porous
The experts: specious
The mad: ubiquitous
The sin: indigenous
The ignorance: bituminous
The love: miraculous
The opportunity: precious
The way: amphibious
The gains: precarious
The losses: serious
The breath: laborious
The end: obvious
The tally: inglorious
The hope: numinous
If the Sum
Be gracious.

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A New Ulster

Our latest issue is now online Happy New Year

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Academia, Love Me Back

My name is Tiffany Martínez. As a McNair Fellow and student scholar, I’ve presented at national conferences in San Francisco, San Diego, and Miami. I have crafted a critical reflection piece that w…

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Directory of Irish poetry journals

Poem as Totem

Poetry journals appear and disappear. So I thought I’d compile a list of all the ones currently active on the island of Ireland.  If you see that any are missing, please leave me a comment, and I’ll amend.  I’m not including those published once a year, with winning competition poems. I’d love opinions on which you think have charisma, are outrageous or cutting edge, or excellent, or who are not keeping up with the times. The ones with the best covers and visual art, like this one, from Spontaneity’s latest issue:


What are your favourites? Would love you to add your comments below.

So, here’s the list:

Abridged                             Beautiful product. Online and print journal, based in the North (but we’re being inclusive here!) Besides, they’ve taken poems of mine, so they’re right…

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Follow up on the cancer post

Well I got the papers today for the dna test its a thing called Lynch Syndrome MSH6 Gene Carrier. This is one of the genes which prevents certain types of cancer the person who has this mutation is more likely to develop bowel, colon, gastric, ovarian and Uterine cancers. The patient is a carrier this means they pass it onto their children. Well that sucks.

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