Friday, April 12, 2019

new from above/ground press: har sawlya, by Mairéad Byrne

har sawlya
Mairéad Byrne

1.           fwee shivy outsa

fwee shoey outsa
shall b’ug garridjj
imask muh gheena
air il-lawn mara;
eh shool cush clodda
modjin iss traw knowna
o loo-un
guh sahrun
here ig balyev.

fwee shivee outsa
shall b’ug garridj
imask muh gheena;
oh craaaw cree

o woortch agna
o wegness guick
och ann tronn toch
here ig baljiv

published in Ottawa by above/ground press for the sake of the author’s participation in the TEXT/SOUND/PERFORMANCE: Making in Canadian Space conference at University College Dublin, Ireland, April 25-27, 2019.
April 2019
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Mairéad Byrne’s
most recent publication is In & Out (Smithereens Press 2019), and poems in the Chicago Review Online, Poetry Ireland Review, Smithereens, Icarus, StepAway, Past Simple, and Decals of Desire. Her poetry collections include Famosa na sua cabeça (Dobra Editorial 2015), You Have to Laugh: New & Selected Poems (Barrow Street 2013), The Best of (What’s Left of) Heaven (Publishing Genius 2010), SOS Poetry (/ubu Editions 2007), Talk Poetry (Miami University Press 2007), and Nelson & The Huruburu Bird (Wild Honey Press 2003). She emigrated from Ireland in 1994, earned a PhD in Theory & Cultural Studies from Purdue University, and works as a Professor of Poetry & Poetics at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. She is a co-curator of Policromia, an annual international festival of poetry and translation across the arts in Siena.

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