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Thomas Kinsella (1928 - 2021)
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Some Integrity Some Integrity Padraig Regan
Butcher's Dozen Butcher's Dozen Thomas Kinsella
Hurricane Watch Hurricane Watch Olive Senior
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New Poetries VIII New Poetries VIII Ed. Michael Schmidt and John McAuliffe
The Acts of Oblivion The Acts of Oblivion Paul Batchelor
PN Review 262 PN Review 262 Ed. Andrew Latimer, John McAuliffe and Michael Schmidt
Poems and Satires Poems and Satires Edna St. Vincent Millay Ed. Tristram Fane Saunders
PN Review 260 PN Review 260 Ed. Andrew Latimer, John McAuliffe and Michael Schmidt
100 Days 100 Days Gabriel Josipovici
Virga Virga Togara Muzanenhamo
Take us the Little Foxes Take us the Little Foxes Miles Burrows
Grand Larcenies Grand Larcenies Ed. P.C. Evans Tr. P.C. Evans
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Burning Rubbish

Martina Evans

A peachy sunset
over a line of black fir trees,
fires all over our field.
I am there in shorts and sandals
running with a can of petrol
to revive the drooping flames,
my father’s solid body
standing still among the blazes
like a Roman General,
just here, this evening
for once
like a king.
Taken from 'The Windows of Graceland'...
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