Blasket Sound (3rd prize: 2012 Competition)

You’re hugged to my chest in a buoyancy aid called this is not a Life-jacket, comfortable in your skin, in the small, Aran woollen which still holds the animal smell of …

The Fish (2nd prize: 2012 Competition)

Community Panchayal directs rape accused to marry victim – Press Trust of India, November 2004   She can remove her bra and panties beneath the tent of a salwar kameez …

The Road In Is Not the Same Road Out

The perspective is unfamiliar. We hadn’t looked back driving in and lingered too long at the viewpoint. It was a prime-of-life experience. Many things we know by their effects: void …

Bird (1st prize: 2012 Competition)

When I became a bird, Lord, nothing could not stop me.   The air feathered as I knelt by my open window for the charm – black on gold, last …

2012 Competition: Commended Poems

Rosalind Hudis Rupture   There are days she stares at the kettle, but can’t retrieve ts connection to water. Or days when the dry bristles of her brush remind her …