‘Bright Star, Elegy for David Bowie’ Graham Allen…and other star people.

Graham Allen is a professor of English at University College Cork and The Madhouse System (2016) is his second collection of poems, following on from The One That Got Away (2014). Both are collections of poems that capture life in its wonder, pain, madness, hypocrisy, and joy. For some reason stones recur, I don't know why. I … Continue reading ‘Bright Star, Elegy for David Bowie’ Graham Allen…and other star people.

UCC Wikipedia Editathon

When I arrive at UCC one recurring message is ever present, DO NOT CITE WIKIPEDIA ON PAIN OF DEATH...or probably, in reality,  not a very good mark. Fast forward to undertaking a Masters.... I recall a conversation, regarding what the MA entailed, with a member of the English department who vaguely mentions a blog. Stupidly … Continue reading UCC Wikipedia Editathon

Trump Watch: Fake news….no really

Ah Kellyanne Conway, never ceases to disappoint. Obviously the Trump administration have decided to join the 'dishonest media' and invent their own 'fake news'. When you think about it, well it is a natural progression from 'alternative facts'. I am speechless. Is this what 'making America great again looks like'? Works cited. Conway, Kellyanne.  Fake … Continue reading Trump Watch: Fake news….no really