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Poems from the abbatoir

December 23, 2011
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Poems from the abbatoir

Writing poetry probably is not a common pastime for blokes working on the chain at the meatworks – but Terry Lynch is not most blokes. In an interview in The Press in 1995, the meatworker said he was almost scared to go back to work after coming out as a poet. However, his workmates...

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RIP: Frank McCourt

July 20, 2009
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Frank McCourt died today, just a week after his brother Malachy confirmed he was in a New York hospice after contracting meningitis. The 78-year-old was best known for his best-seller and Pulitzer prizewinner Angela’s Ashes.

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The master speaks …

February 6, 2009
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Stephen King has got the teeny-boppers abuzz after sharing his thoughts on JK  Rowling (y’know, the Harry Potter guru) and Stephenie Meyer (yawn, Twilight … dammit, I’m so over hearing about Twilight every 2 minutes).  Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people. … The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a...

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