April 6, 2017 at 7:43 pm (Books, Recommended)
Tags: discoveries, Ireland, Irish writers, poetry, Tyrone Guthrie Centre
There are rushes and loess
round trees in all the boskets
worked into large brown baskets
with care and quick finesse
by the swirling grand excess
that charged down from the Beskyds.
The baked mud breaks like biscuits
beneath the emptiness.
I’ll marry thee
with a rush ring then
and faithfull be
till that moist sliver
to a raging river.
— Justin Quinn, from his collection Waves and Trees (The Gallery Press, Ireland)
April 6, 2017 at 11:47 am (anthologies, Books, Food and Drink, Personal Bookshelf, Recommended, short story collections)
Tags: fairy tales, humor
- When the bird saw the vegetable stew coming to the boil with a dead mouse in it, he panicked.
— from The Mouse, the Bird and the Sausage, a fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm, re-told by Philip Pullman
April 6, 2017 at 11:26 am (Artists and Writers, Explorers, Filipino Writers, Places, Recommended, Women Writers, Writing)
Tags: dystopia, fantasy, flash fiction, Juked.com, Literary Magazines, Philippines, short story
“First Life” first line:
- Ever since they moved our colony from Tonle Sap to the Philippines, my mind hasn’t been the same.