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The theme of last Tuesday's get together was on women poets and a good way of getting familiar with or at least making an acquaintance with some whose writing wouldn't normally cross your threshold. The back stories made for an interesting evening and six degrees of separation and all that....
Poets read included; Pheme Glass, Eiléann Ní Chuilleanáin, Dorothy Parker, Elizabeth Shane, Jane Clarke, Iris Hesselden, Anna Akhmatova, Slyvia Plath, Erin Hanson, Margaret Galvin and Orla Fay.
Sean Reilly had an interesting piece on Anna Akhmatova and a mosaic in Mullingar Cathedral and worth looking up. Michael Farry also wrote something on this a number of years back on his blogsite and if I can remember correctly I read something about her and the connection in a newspaper somewhere once upon a time. I wrote a short poem about that revolution once and given that it's 2017 maybe I'll include it in our future magazine. The theme for next month is the poetry of Francis Ledwidge or something relating to that period.