Monthly Archives: March 2013

Why We Like Kind Of A Hurricane Press… Morgan’s Birds by pd lyons

Dear Contributors,

I am pleased to inform you that Poised In Flight  is now out! The print edition is available for purchase through ($7.50 plus s&h), : Just click on the “bookstore” page link in the main header.
And while you’re there, be sure to check out our other upcoming anthology themes and deadlines. We are doing seven this year!
Thanks again,
A.J. Huffman
editor, Kind of a Hurricane Press
In the almost tallest tree, Morgan’s birds wait.
sky near full blue but for clouds come from all the way westtangled up with sea shape breezes tasting salty even here.


yellow wasps angry buzzing in but rarely back out the kitchen windows

maybe unable to remember it’s only august and wild apples by the dozen still lay strewn along the back garden.


rugosa roses stretch up the stone of this house

where through the last while of the day

sun hits strongest.

sometimes my own fingers search out along those warm textures as if

attempting to discover something they need to know until

I must say thank you right out loud with out even figuring out who to.



in the almost tallest tree, Morgan’s birds wait.

they have time to be patient, preening, cackling, shifting branches

occasionally engaged in soft arguments,

remind me of some vague song until

like a shipwreck in the sky they rise.




April 24, 1916

The Provisional Government of the Irish Republic

We declare the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland, and to the unfettered control of Irish destinies, to be sovereign and indefeasible. The long usurpation of that right by a foreign people and government has not extinguished the right, nor can it ever be extinguished except by the destruction of the Irish people. In every generation the Irish people have asserted their right to national freedom and sovereignty: six times during the past three hundred years they have asserted it in arms. Standing on that fundamental right and again asserting it in arms in the face of the world, we hereby proclaim the Irish Republic as a Sovereign Independent State, and we pledge our lives and the lives of our comrades-in-arms to the cause of its freedom, of its welfare, and its exaltation among the nations.




welcome to the gathering…..


welcome to the gathering
Great support for Paddy Flood, (70 year old Irish farmer )
Supporters bringing food, tea and coffee.





“Only the Irish working class remain as the incorruptible inheritors of the fight for freedom in Ireland” -James Connolly, 1910.

We received word that a company was hired by danskbank to move onto Paddy Floods home to remove farm machinery and scrap cars ect over the weekend. We have barricaded the front entrance and Paddys friends and neighbors kept watch at the gates overnight. This is an attack on rural Ireland, an attack on a very vulnerable 70 year old man by a foreign bank.
Paddy made every effort to pay off a very small loan ( not a mortgage ) but the bank refused his offers,Please head to hilltown, castlepollard co.westmeath
Call 0863826299 for directions.
“Only the Irish working class remain as the incorruptible inheritors of the fight for freedom in Ireland” -James Connolly, 1910.

Maybe its time to stop harping around?



James Connolly


After Ireland is free, says the patriot who wont touch socialism, we will protect all classes, and if you won’t pay your rent, you will be evicted same as now. But the evicting party… will wear green uniforms and the harp without the Crown… Now isn’t that worth fighting for? –

( Dudley Edwards, Ruth, James Connolly, Gill & Macmillian, 1981, p.31.)




Henry VIII, Second harp issue as king of Ireland, 1541-1542.
Some rights reserved: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. hppt://



Maybe its time to stop harping around?

Just because we take away the term “King” doesn’t mean we’ve solved the problem of oppression.





 Not ancient history, just history repeating itself:


Luke Byrne – 07 March 2013

A terminally ill woman, who was subjected to a failed eviction attempt, will leave her home if emergency accommodation can be secured……

Just saying!



Michael Burke – Three Poems

Michael Burke – Three Poems.

titanic, belfast. … and rust to rust (part2)


titanic belfast




the rectangle shape on the pole that lays across the cargo cranes would have been the entrance the lookouts took to climb up to their station.

Photos taken  at the titanic Belfast exhibits, original photo i believe are from Ballard’s exploration.

Rethink the Rant


The following includes descriptions, photos, and video that may serve as a trigger for victims of sexual violence.
Please be advised. 

Someone asked me today, “What is ‘rape culture’ anyway? I’m tired of hearing about it.”

Yeah, I hear ya. I’m tired of talking about it. But I’m going to keep talking about it because people like you keep asking that question.

Rape culture is when a group of athletes rape a young girl, and though there are dozens of witnesses, no one says, “Stop.”

Rape culture is when a group of athletes rape a young girl, and though there are dozens of witnesses, they can’t get anyone to come forward.

Rape culture is when a group of athletes rape a young girl, and adults are informed of it, but no consequences are doled out because the boys “said nothing happened.”

Rape culture is when a group…

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Titanic Belfast… and rust to rust (part 1)



titanic dry dock

doorway to the ocean

doorway to the ocean

DSC_9126tiatic dry dock

and rust to rust

and rust to rust

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why we like the galway review

The Galway Review

The Galway Review

Guest Editor: 
Máire Holmes
Contributing Editors: 
Prof. Adrian Frazier, Eva Bourke, 
John Kenny, Gerard Hanberry, 
Trevor Conway, Luke Morgan
General Administrator: 
Uinseann Mac Thómais
Managing Editor: 
Ndrek Gjini 


Máire Holmes

Prof. Adrian Frazier
Men and Beauty

Maureen Gallagher
Patrick Kavanagh – Mystic or Realist?

Kate Smyth
On Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Wolf Hall (2009)
Bring Up the Bodies (2012)

Des Kenny
On Reading in Pubs

Adrian Martyn
“English rebels, Irish enemies”

Dick Donaghue

Kate Ennals
A Worm’s Eye View

Maeve Mulrennan

Kernan Andrews
Ronnie O’Gorman – a life in the printed world

Christian Wallace
New Boots

Ann Henning Jocelyn
A hundred years from now

Dave Duggan

Moya Roddy
Lachrimae Christi

EM Reapy
The Guest

Kernan Andrews
She Knows Where Syd Barrett Lives

John Walsh
Winter Sun

Nicola Geddes
Star Maps

Gottfried Benn (translated by Eva Bourke)

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