Blue Tarpaulin and Looking at the Stars

My friend Helena Mulkerns has her first short story collection due out with Doire Press on 1 November. The launch occurred last night. I’m proud of what she has accomplished and particularly want to share this devastating poem of hers “Blue Tarpaulin”. Helena has spent long periods of her life working in conflict zones among people who have lost everything – and this poem rings so true. Especially that last line.

Go here to listen to the poem.

I’d also like to promote poet Kerrie O’Brien’s brainchild, Looking at the Stars, a short story collection in aid of the Simon Community. Many well-known Irish writers have contributed and it is definitely worth a look. More information at http://www.lookingatthestars.ie/about.html

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s