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Poem of the Week: “Melusine” by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

This week’s poem comes from Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill’s most recent volume, The Fifty Minute Mermaid, a selection of which was included in The Wake Forest Book of Irish Women’s Poetry. Ní Dhomhnaill’s narrative poem, “Melusine,” is based on folklore most famously captured by the 14th century French writer Jean d’Arras. In the tale, Count Raymondin meets the…

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Nuala Ní Dhomhnaíll featured on passport

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaíll featured on passport

Ireland revealed its new passport design on Monday, and people are talking. The majority of the media hype revolves around the borderless map of Ireland on page three. The map’s subtle disregard of Ireland’s political north-south divide in favour of the topographical depiction of the island as a whole is meant to emphasize citizenship over territoriality, a spokesman…

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A Poem for Japan

A Poem for Japan

While we have all been in the process of moving back into Wake this weekend and admiring our fine spring weather, Japan has been dealing with the aftermath of a 9.0 earthquake and complementary tsunami. Imagining our campus being flooded with dirty water, lost cars, and broken buildings instead of yellow daffodils, pink trees, and…

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