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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Centenary in Poetry and Prose

Okay here we go. In advance of the launch of Boyne Berries 1916 on Thursday, 31st March at 8 p.m. I'm going to do a short review of Centenary in Poetry and Prose, published by The Meath Writers' Circle and edited by Frank Murphy of The Tara Poetry Blog.

The journal features work by members of The Meath Writers' Circle, some pieces by members of the Boyne Writers and two poems by Tom French, who will launch Boyne Berries 1916. All-in-all the local communities of Trim, Navan and its environs are well represented. I notice that Francis Ledwidge and Padraic Pearse have poems in here too; The Lament for Thomas MacDonagh and The Wayfarer.

Bird-hearted Bard of Boyne by Fr. Patrick Deighan shows some lovely turn of phrase. I enjoyed I Thank You For My Tomorrows by Michael Sheils and Monica Sherlock's Enough Said and The Dream. Myra Lalor's Rules of Execution is chilling but well written. There's lots to find nestled between the pages of this publication.

The cover image is great, it is a sculpture called Cuchulainn and Ferdia by Ann Meldon Hugh. Cuchulainn and Ferdia were brothers-in-arms I suppose. Congratulations to The Meath Writers' Circle. You can read more here The Tara Poetry Blog

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