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Lent 30: There’s Birds In My Story

Lenontia Flynn’s third collection, Profit and Loss, is in three parts – the first part is based on the idea of rooms or houses holding our histories – specifically family histories, with incredibly personal treatments of her father’s advancing Alzheimers … Continue reading

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Lent 2: It Wasn’t the Father’s Fault

I’ve not shared any Rita Ann Higgins before. I have her 2005 collection Throw in the Vowels, which contains selected poems from several collections since 1986, plus some new material. It’s a good retrospective. She writes of being poor in … Continue reading

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Motherhood vs. parenthood: an introduction

This was going to be an exploration of the term “motherhood” in contrast to “parenthood”, using two books (Breeder: Real-Life Stories From the New Generation of Mothers edited by Ariel Gore and Bee Lavender and Shattered: Modern Motherhood and the … Continue reading

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