This month’s exclusive poem for patrons: Long Love is a love poem about the delights of a long-lasting love.Continue reading
In our monthly self-publishing poetry podcast, Dalma and I read a poem or two submitted by indie poets that month. It’s now time to submit your poems for the January episode.Continue reading
The story has shifted to 1916. Maud and Iseult are living in Normandy, as the first world war wages and in Dublin, Irish freedom fighters have organized a botched insurrection. Many of their Irish friends and acquaintances were involved. This extract describes what happens when Maud Gonne hears of John MacBride’s Execution for his part.Continue reading
This month’s exclusive poem for patrons is a Christmas poem “Soaring”, inspired by the Chrismas lights on Picadilly, London. SOARING In darkening afternoons damp air that tastes of sleet and wind, we dodge between the honk of taxis, buses, cars and other people, as from work to shops and back again we go, to and fro, intent on lists of food and clothes and gifts and then… Read more on Patreon!Continue reading
This is a scene reimagining the execution of John MacBride, Maud Gonne’s husband, for his part in the 1916 Rising. His death was to change life for Maud and Iseult forever.Continue reading
It’s Friday Fiction here on the blog, so I’ll be blogging Dancing in the Wind, Book Two in the Yeats-Gonne Trilogy here with weekly extracts in the Friday Fiction slot.
I’m thinking of opening Dancing With The Wind with one of Maud Gonne’s fiery political speeches.
Question: Would you read on if this was what you found in the first pages of a book?Continue reading
This post is about November’s exclusive Patreon poem for patrons: Passing On.
If you would like to read the poem, it becomes available exclusively to my patrons today, for the next three months.Continue reading
I have done some shuffling on the fiction front and I’ll be blogging Dancing in the Wind, Book Two in the Yeats-Gonne Trilogy here weekly in the Friday Fiction slot.Continue reading