I have a poem in May's issue of Riposte called Going to Portmarnock which I wrote about two years ago to enter a competition about railway journeys. I went to Portmarnock on a date at the time but the best thing by far to arise from the situation was the poem. I don't know what became of the competition or who won it but I'm happy my poem found its destination at least. It's a sonnet. I was writing a lot of sonnets at the time. They must be nearly all published now so I will have to write some more.
This time last year Frank Murphy advised me to send something to Riposte and a few weeks ago at the Boyne Berries 9 launch Evan Costigan told me to do the same. Evan had a poem called Conch in the broadsheet recently and Frank had a poem in it too recently I'm sure.
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