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    Alberto Marcos is an architect and designer who lives between Madrid and Hampshire. He has published several books of poetry: “Mujer desnudando el Mediterráneo”, Calambur, 1999 (UPM Poetry Prize), “maya”, Pez Privé, 2001, and “NSEO, la urdimbre del mapa”, in-constant, 2014. He has been inconstantly working on his new collection of poems, “School Run”, since then. Hopefully it will soon see the light.

  • Alex Ugur

    Alex Ugur spent his high school years in Germany, though failed to complete primary level teacher’s training. Returning to the UK, he trained in traditional wooden boat-building, spending much of his working life in woodwork. Always more interested in design and how things work, he spent more time problem solving than returning any economic gain. Probably an undiagnosed dyslexic, he still has a love/hate relationship with the written word. Living in Ireland, he had his moment under the ‘Bodhi Tree’ and decided to learn word processing in order to share his outlook, creating alternative narratives concerning our inner and outer worlds.

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  • Alice Harrison

    Alice Harrison BL M.Phil LLB is a practicing barrister specialising in criminal law. A lecturer in law at Maynooth University and the Hon. Society of King’s Inns, Alice specialises in criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence. She has previously written and presented on the use of non-jury trials, membership of an unlawful organisation and informer privilege. She is the author of The Special Criminal Court: Practice and Procedure (Bloomsbury Professional, 2019).

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  • Barry Delaney

    Inspired by the colour, energy and the DIY attitude of punk, Barry Delaney fled the grey Dublin of the early 1980s, to travel the world. Along the way he fell in love with film photography. Twenty years on, after quitting alcohol he began making pictures again, beginning on the streets of Dublin, a place well familiar to him. Since then he has moved on to other parts of Ireland and across the ocean to America. In 2008, Barry won the TG4 Irish photographer of the 21st Century. He has had four solo exhibitions in Dublin, including an historic show in the GPO last year, where he also launched his first book Stars and Souls of the Liffey. He aims to launch a next book on modern America this year.

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  • Boidurjo Rick Mukhopadhyay

    Dr. Boidurjo Rick Mukhopadhyay graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA (Hons) in Economics and received a MA from the Institute of Development Studies (UK) and PhD from the University of Sussex (UK). Rick is a Management and Development Economist working extensively with the higher education industry, Government Ministries, and think tanks across the UK, EU and East Asia. Rick’s core research interests are in triple helix relations, entrepreneurship, innovation, renewable energy (esp. solar), rural development, cross-national education, agribusiness, collaborative consumption/ gig economy, and sustainability. Besides publishing his research and speaking internationally, Rick also has experience of leadership development workshops, leading international summers schools, quality assurance visits and motivational training.

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  • Brian Dillon

    Brian Dillon is a musician, sound designer, and producer with a new solo project called The Line. A member of Meltybrains?, he has also worked with a range of Irish artists over the last 10 years including Loah, Lilla Vargen, Slow Skies, The Dublin Laptop Orchestra, and many others.

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  • Camillus John

    Camillus John was bored and braised in Dublin. His work has been published in Stinging Fly, RTE Ten, The Lonely Crowd, and other such organs. He would also like to mention that Pats won the FAI cup in 2014 after 62 miserable years of not winning it.

  • Caoimhe Butterly

    is an Irish human rights campaigner, educator, film-maker and therapist who has spent over twenty years working in humanitarian and social justice contexts in Haiti, Guatemala, Mexico, Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon and with refugee communities in Europe.

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  • Chris Parkison

    Chris Parkison is a Yoga Teacher and former attorney. He is the creator and host of the DC Yoga Podcast and director of a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Yoga School. He resides in Washington DC.

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  • Conor Blennerhassett

    Conor Blennerhassett is Dubliner with a passion for politics. A graduate of the NUI, he takes a particular interest in Spanish, British and American politics – having worked in all three – as well as Irish politics, naturally. A committed vegan and animal lover, he currently lives in Dublin with his husband, Colm, and their dog, Kirby. You can follow him on Twitter @conorblenner

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  • Daniel Mc Auley

  • Daniel P. Wade

    Daniel Wade is a Dublin-based author. He was awarded the Hennessy prize New Irish Writing in 2015, and his poetry has appeared in over two dozen publications. Follow his progress on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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  • David Langwallner

    David Langwallner is a human rights lawyer and founder of the Innocence Project in Ireland. He was previously Dean of Law at Griffith College. He was made Pro Bono & Public Interest Team/Lawyer of the Year at the AIB Private Banking Irish Law Awards 2015.

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  • Diego Pugliese

    Diego Pugliese is a writer and sport journalist originally from Naples. After living in Dublin for eight years he moved to Barcelona this January. His last book 'Anni da Cani' is on sale via Amazon.

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  • Duncan Mclean

    Duncan McLean is a senior researcher with the Research Unit on Humanitarian Stakes and Practices, Médecins Sans Frontières – Switzerland.

  • Eamonn Kelly

    Eamonn Kelly is a freelance writer. He is a regular contributor to the online news site Broadsheet.ie where his articles on politics and culture have attracted wide interest. A native of Dublin he lives in the West of Ireland.

  • Edward Clarke

    Edward Clarke’s Eighteen Psalms was published by Periplum Poetry in 2018. Clarke’s Psalter, a documentary he presented about making these poems, was broadcast on BBC, Radio 4 in September 2018. He is also the author of two books of criticism, The Vagabond Spirit of Poetry (Iff Books 2014), which makes claims for the efficacy of poetry in our industrialized world, where we are presented with environmental, political and economic challenges, and The Later Affluence of W.B. Yeats and Wallace Stevens (Palgrave Macmillan 2012). He has an MA (Oxon) in English Language and Literature and was awarded a PhD by Trinity College, Dublin, for his work on the American poet, Wallace Stevens, in relation to Shakespeare, Milton, and various Romantic poets. He currently teaches English literature and art and architectural history at Oxford University.

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  • Elliot Moriarty

    Elliot Moriarty is a writer and artist from Dublin working in journalism, music and theatre. Twitter: @elzobub

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  • Eoin Glackin

    Eoin Glackin is a journalism student at TU Dublin. He has released 3 albums as a singer-songwriter.

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    Ernest Hilbert is the author of Sixty Sonnets, All of You on the Good Earth, and Caligulan, which was selected as winner of the 2017 Poets’ Prize. His fourth collection, Last One Out, appeared in March 2019. He lives in Philadelphia where he works as a rare book dealer and book reviewer forThe Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. His poem “Mars Ultor” was included in Best American Poetry 2018, and his poems appear in Yale Review, American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Parnassus, Sewanee Review, Hudson Review, Boston Review, The New Republic, American Scholar, and the London Review

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    Ethan Shattock is a PhD Researcher at Maynooth University.

  • Eugene Finn

    Eugene Finn is a Film/TV Archivist with an MA in Film History/Archiving from the University of East Anglia. He has worked at the British Film Institute, the Northern Ireland Film & TV Commission and the Irish Film Archive. He was Senior Archivist-Researcher on Trinity College’s IRISH FILM & TELEVISION RESEARCH ONLINE. He has published articles for Film Ireland, COIL (as co-editor), and has co-authored ‘Still Irish: 100 Years of the Irish on Screen’ with Kevin Rockett. He has worked as Archive Researcher on Irish and international television programmes and lectured on Irish film history and archive methodology at Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, St Mary’s College, the National Film Theatre, London, and Film Base, Dublin. 

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  • Fellipe Lopes

    Fellipe Lopes is a documentary filmmaker and photographer, who has worked in the field of media production for the past ten years. Since growing up in Brazil, he has worked in over fifteen countries, and more than fifty cities, in Latin America, North America, Africa and Europe: from the dense urban landscapes of New York City and London to the mysterious natural world of the Amazon in Brazil. Fellipe believes in freedom of the press, in projects of social equality, support for environmental causes and good conversations about immigration, accompanied by good coffee and great Brazilian music.

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    Frank Armstrong graduated with a BA (International) from UCD majoring in history, during which time he spent a year at the University of Amsterdam on an Erasmus scholarship. He later earned a barrister-at-law degree at the Honorable Society of King’s Inns, and gained a Masters in Islamic Societies and Cultures at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, before taking a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education. Prior to setting up Cassandra Voices his writing was published in the Irish Times, the London Magazine, the Dublin Review of Books, Village Magazine, and the Law Society Gazette, among others. He is the editor-in-chief of Cassandra Voices.

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  • Garreth Byrne

    Garreth Byrne lived in Zambia, Tanzania & Malawi for more than 12 years. He taught English, promoted school agriculture and for two years promoted rural development with the aid agency Gorta in Tanzania. He has also worked in China, Oman and parts of Ireland. He now spends a busy retirement in North Leitrim, which has exotic charms that equal anywhere.

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  • Ilsa Monique Carter

    Ilsa Carter studied cognitive behaviourism, training at Tulane University in her native New Orleans and the University of San Francisco to earn a Masters of Education in Psychotherapy. The skills Ilsa acquired have proved applicable to a broad spectrum of multicultural populations, notably counseling couples and kids at parochial schools in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, with expats and sex workers in Tokyo, Japan, or complex cross-border joint ventures with Indian corporate executives and Korean conglomerates. First in the States, later in Asia and finally Europe, Ilsa drove acquisition, integration and sales strategies for multinational financial services companies and marketing consultancies. After gathering experience on the ground in green tea and technology start-ups, Carter quit capitalist exploitation to write poetry, translate literature and edit fiction full-time in the Wicklow Mountains, south of Dublin. Her work also appears in The Gloss magazine.

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  • J. P. Wooding

    Jonathan Wooding contributes poetry and prose to Scintilla journal, and to Quaker weekly, the Friend. His PhD – Natural Strange Beatitudes – appraises religiosity in Geoffrey Hill’s The Orchards of Syon, and offers a book of poems too, An Atheist’s Prayer-Book.

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  • John Gibbons

    John Gibbons is an environmental writer and commentator who specialises in covering the climate and biodiversity emergency. He is a contributor to The Irish Times, The Guardian and DeSmog.uk and is a regular guest environmental commentator on broadcast media. He blogs at www.thinkorswim.ie and also runs the website www.climatechange.ie and is active on Twitter @think_or_swim.

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  • Judith Ring

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  • Justin Frewen

    For over twenty years Justin Frewen has worked in the field of international development and humanitarian issues for the U.N. and others, including in Guinea during the Ebola crisis. His writing has been published by The Irish Times, Village, The Sunday Business Post, Politico.ie, Magill, Irish Medical Times, The Wanganui Chronicle (NZ), The New Shetlander etc.

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    Kathleen Scott Goldingay is a retired architect with a Master's in Theology.

  • Keith Bolender

    Keith Bolender is the author of Manufacturing the Enemy: The Media War Against Cuba (Pluto Press 2019).

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    Kevin Higgins’s poems have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, RTE Radio One, and Lyric FM; and quoted in The Daily Telegraph, The Times (UK), Hot Press, The Daily Mirror and on Tonight with Vincent Browne. He had published six collections of poetry with Salmon Poetry, the most recent being ‘Sex and Death at Merlin Park Hospital’ (2019). His books can be purchased at www.salmonpoetry.com.

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    Laurent Muzellec is Professor at Trinity Business School, Dublin, where he is founder and director of the Trinity Centre for Digital Business as well as the M.Sc. in Digital Marketing Strategy. He advises senior managers and talks to audiences worldwide on digital opportunities. Laurent’s research focuses on digital business models and multi-sided platforms as well as digital advertising and fictional brands.

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  • Marcus De Brun

    Dr Marcus de Brun is a General Practitioner with a practice in Rush, Co. Dublin. He resigned from the Irish Medical Council in protest over the government's handling of Covid-19 in nursing homes last April.

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  • Mark Burrows

    Mark S. Burrows is poet, scholar of historical theology with an interest in mysticism and poetics, and an award-winning translator of German literature. A longtime resident of New England, he currently lives between Bochum, Germany, where he teaches at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences, and Camden, Maine. His recent publications include Meister Eckhart’s Book of the Heart. Meditations for the Restless Soul, with Jon M. Sweeney (2017) and The Chance of Home: Poems (2018); his Meister Eckhart’s Book of Secrets: Meditations on Letting Go and Finding True Freedom, also with Jon M. Sweeney (2019). He has translated several volumes of German poetry in English, including Rainer Maria Rilke’s Prayers of a Young Poet (2016) and the Iranian-German poet SAID’s 99 psalms. He was the recipient of the Witter Bynner Prize in Poetry and is a member of the Bochumer Literaten, a circle of professional writers living and working in the Ruhr Region. www.msburrows.com

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  • Navlika Ramjee

    Navika Ramjee was born in South Africa in 1950 into an Indian family. Her family history is marked by thatof the British Raj. She now lives in Oxford. Her work has appeared in The Wallace Stevens Journal and Aerodrome, a South African literary journal.

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    Neil Burns is forty-one years old and from the North of Ireland. He has been published in The Rialto. The Honest Ulsterman. The London Magazine. And The Agonist Journal (U.S. based literary journal.) He also worked within the Charity sector, for some nine years, give or take.

  • Nick Feery 'the Boy from Tore'

    Nick Feery. The boy from Tore. Who walked and read this land growing up in the 1970s in Co,Westmeath and is now writing from those memories.

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  • Nicole Miller

    Nicole Miller is a PhD researcher with interests in abstract art, health psychology, addiction, and spirituality.

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  • Paul Gilgunn

    Paul Gilgunn is a composer and musician working across the peripheries of classical and popular music. His aesthetic is characterised by a defiant avant-gardism – a fascination with creating new musical representations to engage and expand subjectivity – encompassing a variety of forms, genres, instruments, and techniques. These projects often involve cross-disciplinary activities with literature, video, video games, and visual art. He has collaborated and performed with musicians including Rhys Chatham, Tony Conrad, David Daniell, Cora Venus Lunny, Robbie Malone, Jay Oglesby, Nick Roth, Danny Snow and Jennifer Walshe. Paul holds a B.A. in English and Music (DCU), an M.Phil in Popular Literature (TCD), and a Ph.D. in Music (Goldsmiths). His doctoral thesis (2017) examined Rhys Chatham’s pioneering compositions for multiple electric guitars in the context of a post-1945 culture characterised by immanence, immersion, and participation. Paul’s areas of interest include cultural theory and philosophy, performance, popular music, and underground music. A studio recording of his latest work HERE WE ARE NOW (2019) was released to critical acclaim in February 2019. He is currently preparing new works for analogue synthesiser, guitars, electronics, percussion, and voice.

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    Peter Higginson is a retired lecturer, youth trainer and songwriter.

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    Radu Vancu (Sibiu, Romania, 1978) is a Romanian writer, scholar and translator. Associate professor at the „Lucian Blaga” University from Sibiu. Editor-in-chief of the Transilvania magazine. Editor of the Poesis Internațional magazine. President of the Romanian PEN Centre. National editor of the Romanian section for the Poetry International website. He has published eight books of poems (between 2002 and 2019), a novel, Transparența (2018), a diary (2015), six books of criticism and literary theory (between 2007 and 2016). He has translated mainly from the works of Ezra Pound (an on-going 4 volumes edition), John Berryman (a selection from the Dream Songs) and W.B. Yeats (prose). He is an organizer of the International Poetry Festival in Sibiu Poets in Transylvania.

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  • Rob Coffey

    Rob Coffey is a psychotherapist (pre-accredited) and professional outdoor guide. He studied political theory, philosophy and the history of ideas at Trinity College, Dublin.

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  • Roger Doyle

    Roger Doyle is known for his pioneering work as composer of electronic music. He has worked extensively in theatre, film and dance, in particular with the music-theatre company Operating Theatre, which he co-founded with performer Olwen Fouéré. 'Babel', his magnum opus, which took ten years to compose, was released on a 5-CD set in 1999 and contained 103 pieces of music. It is a celebration of the multiplicity of musical language and evolving technologies. Other works include an onstage piano score for the Gate Theatre production of Salomé, directed by Steven Berkoff, which played in Dublin, London's West End and on three world tours. Recent work includes the 3 hour electronic work Passades, a series of soundtracks for imaginary films - a 'cinema for the ear' - for the National Symphony Orchestra and The Crash Ensemble. His electronic opera Heresy, premiered in The Project Arts Centre in 2016, and was released on a double album in 2018. He is a member of Aosdána, Ireland’s state-sponsored academy of creative artists and was recently elected to the higher honour of Saoi, conferred on him by President Michael D. Higgins. A feature documentary film has just been made on him, directed by Brian Lally, called 'The Curious Works Of Roger Doyle'. Website: www.rogerdoyle.com

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  • Ronan McCrea

    Ronan McCrea was raised in Dublin and studied law and political science at Trinity College Dublin and the London School of Economics. He is currently Professor of Constitutional and European Law at University College London and a barrister. He was formerly judicial clerk at the Court of Justice of the European Union and a legal office at the Refugee Legal Centre in London. He writes regularly for publications such as The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, The Financial Times and Cassandra Voices.

  • Ronan Sheehan

    Ronan Sheehan is a Dublin-based author currently editing an anthology of Cuban poetry CUBAN LOVE SONGS in association with UNEAC the Union Of Cuban Writers And Artists.

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    Sammy Jay grew up in Oxford and in Ireland by the sea. He works as a rare book dealer with Peter Harrington of London, tending to their literature department with an interest in poetry in particular. He has been writing since he can remember, and is working on his first collection.

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  • Sarah Hamilton

    Sarah Hamilton holds a First Class Honors MA in Creative Writing with University College Dublin. Here, she was taught by worthy writers such as Frank McGuinness and Carlo Gebler. She then moved to Spain to teach English and focus on short stories. Now, she is living in Dublin and working on a debut novel. She volunteers her time as a telephone counselor with the DRCC and as a creative writing tutor with Fighting Words. Publications can be found with Pilcrow and Dagger, The Oval, and as a returning writer with Cassandra Voices.

  • Sarah Johnson

    Sarah Johnson was born in Canada and lives in Washington State. Part of a close-knit coastal fishing family, she has worked with disabled adults and currently helps raise her seven younger siblings while attending college. A keen interest in the past inspires her fiction, and her ambition to become a professor of Medieval and Church history.

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  • Silvia Panizza

    Silvia Panizza teaches ethics at the UCD School of Philosophy. Previously she was Lecturer in ethics at Norwich Medical School, UEA and taught philosophy in Cambridge and Rome, and literature in Genova. She has published on moral psychology, Iris Murdoch, Simone Weil, and animal ethics.

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  • Stephen Mc Randal

    Stephen Mc Randal was born in Belfast. Taking drugs from his early teens, he felt himself to be removed from the troubles of Northern Ireland and the world. He had a home on high, from speed, downers, or any drugs he could lay his hands on.  Spat on, beaten, chased through the streets, only to have friends murdered, he’s seen it all as normal life. Regardless of how he’s been perceived, he was never a nationalist, but imagined himself part of a counterculture that transcends national boundaries, aware of and opposed to corporate domination of our planet. Spending most of his life on the outskirts of society, he squatted in houses, caravans and ‘benders’ (hazel sticks bent over and draped with canvass.) His official work life, what little there was, ran from stevedore to fisherman, from archaeology to building sites and also rubbish collector. He has been paid for writing twice in his life. Once by New Society  magazine for an account of his short stay in the Crumlin road prison which was never published, and by highly esteemed British periodical “The New Statesman” which published an account of a police raid he witnessed. More often his writing has garnered punishment, but unofficially he still gets away with a few things. His writings make up for their lack of sheen or gloss with an authentic and determined capability to present his perspective. Mr Mc Randal has something to say.

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  • Walter Comoglio

    Walter Comoglio is an italian writer, currently based in Dublin. His short stories has been published in different literary magazines and anthologies. With his first book La sera che ho deciso di bloccare la strada he won the 2017 POP prize Italy for best debut of the year. Since then he’s always working on a new project. To reach the complete awareness, he does things like keeping odd position and being very kind to the oldies on the bus.

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    Born in in Tel Aviv, Israel, Yona is of Yemenite origin, and grew up on a small farm near Ashdod. She studied sculpture at the Bat Yam Institute of Modern Art, also writing poetry, and short stories for children, in Hebrew. Her work was published by literary magazines in Israel. Moving to Ireland, she devoted her energy to painting, and began writing in English, for Social and Personal, before her work appeared in Cassandra Voices. Yona’s painting accompanies Seamus Heaney’s poem in a book of poetry entitled, Remembered Kisses.