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Mary O'Malley Named Joint Winner of Michael Hartnett Poetry Award 2018
We're really proud and excited to announce that Mary O'Malley has been named as joint winner of the Michael Hartnett Poetry Award 2018 with Macdara Woods! read more
Sinead Morrissey's On Balance shortlisted for Pigott Poetry Prize
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Poem of the Day
Now see you how this dragon-egg of ours
The race that is oppressed shall prevail in the end,Taken from 'Death's Jest-Book'...
for it will resist the savagery of the invaders.
from 'The Prophecies' of Merlin
So he retreated...into history, his life
no better documented than the Bard's.
That nation-building chronicler of strife
who taught the Welsh the harm in English words.
'Glendower' might just suspend our disbelief
but at central casting, for all eternity,
in Hollywood and Hell (if not in Glyndyfrdwy),
Fluellen rules, and Taffy was a thief...
I imagine, after the recent raids, after
the carpet bombings and interrogation
at Camp X-Ray, how they gathered together
at news-time, to see S4C's latest
relay from an obscure Breton station:
the sound of his voice; and then the forecast.
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