……’A very definite talent for poetry’……’Polished’……‘Strong images’ …… ‘A fine sense of drama’……’Very interesting work’……’Buckets of talent’ ……
TRAUMATISED by a state criminal conspiracy to frame him in 1970s Ireland the author’s response, in part, was to turn to poetry. The timeline of his writings have echoed the years of the ongoing cover-up by the State as they refuse to implement their international legal obligations ( see sallinsinquirynow.ie)
Hanging Out on the 11th Floor, The Pregnant Man, Last Words and Winter in Captivity are presented in a combination of lyrical free and blank verse, and concern understanding internal change, in himself and others, over a lengthy period, in honest emotional language.
These are part of a collection. Over time, they were written disjointedly and sporadically, in and out of jail and relationships.
Their themes are introspection, incarceration, relationships and the ultimate loss of death.
Contrasting lyrical and brutal words and images encapsulate the author’s struggle to rationalize trauma and loss and allow internal emotions to surface.
HANGING OUT on the 11th FLOOR
The PREGNANT MAN
WINTER IN CAPTIVITY