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Poem of the Week: “Laertes” by Michael Longley

When he found Laertes alone on the tidy terrace, hoeing
Around a vine, disreputable in his gardening duds,
Patched and grubby, leather gaiters protecting his shins
Against brambles, gloves as well, and, to cap it all,
Sure sign of his deep depression, a goatskin duncher,
Odysseus sobbed in the shade of a pear-tree for his father…

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Meet our new interns

Each year, we are pleased to have the assistance of student interns. This year’s crop has been diligently at work for almost a month, and already they’ve helped with proofing, e-book formatting, social media marketing, audience research, and good ol’ mass mailing. Together, they comprise our merry band o’ interns, and we’re so grateful for their help. Here’s a little bit more about each of them.

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“Malingering at the Heart of Things”: Review of Harry Clifton’s Portobello Sonnets

Benjamin Keatinge recently reviewed Portobello Sonnets by Harry Clifton in Breac, opening with “Ten rules for the returning emigrant” outlined by Michael O’Loughlin in a recent Irish Times article: “Rule number 1 reads, ‘Don’t come back,’ while rule number 10 reads, ‘Above all: don’t come back.’ As O’Loughlin reminds us, the treatment of returning Irish emigrants is one…

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“Revisiting the Revolution”: Review of David Wheatley’s The President of Planet Earth

In the Summer 2018 issue of Poetry London, Claire Crowther writes: Irish poet, academic and critic, [David] Wheatley is firstly a satirist. A previous collection was titled Mocker and there, as well as here, the narrating persona debunks himself along with the world. … Learned but never dry, always witty and surprising, Wheatley scampers through the arts,…

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