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Two Poems

Anthony Caleshu’s forthcoming book, from which this pair of poems is taken, is titled, A Dynamic Exchange between Us (Shearsman, 2019). He is the author of three previous…

Inside the Session

The Cassandra Voices musician of the month for September, Louise O’Connor, explores what makes a trad session so special. I recently attended a large music…

Pandora’s Slippery Box

It is difficult to speak of abstract forces without personalising them, or investing them, magically, with consciousness and will. When we (by this I mean…

Twinned

Storrington Place of storks and green- clad chalk. Are the Gypsies still perched on ‘The Warren’?   Camargue Flamingo heaven, white horses, black madonna. Heart’s…

Nonetheless

A cormorant dives to feed, then perches, its wings spread to dry. There are fish, there is a break in the clouds. A freighter embarks,…

Artist of the Month – Moira Tierney

  The beach is one of the few places you’re going to see New Yorkers immobile, supine, sleeping in the sun … everyone piles onto…

Ancient Irish Sagas

The following is a short retelling and interpretation of a number of Irish sagas, including two, ‘The Second Battle of Moytura’ and ‘The Wooing of…