In "James Alley Blues", Rabbit Brown leads us down the dark corners of his troubled mind. Read more.
People have been battling with the blues – or the “blue devils” as they once were known – ever since they started falling in love with each other back in those dark caves. Find out about one of the earliest blues songs, "Crazy Blues"!
In loving memory of my mother Mary Hanratty, late of Bellurgan Point, Dundalk, who died 5 October 2005.
This post, written for AFEPI, explores how a positive and collaborative working process between the author and the editor benefits the work and the ultimate end user: the reader.
How do cats react when their owners start spending more time at home?
It's a stressful time for everybody. Especially cats. And they have many questions.
For many of us, the distance is more than social on Mother's Day.
A Sunday dinner, then tea and cake, Ties that bind and cannot break. A story told, a laugh or smile, Or gentle silence for a while. A special gift, now and then. Now she has gone home again. Someone to talk to any day, Someone to help in any way. A warm fire on a…
In loving memory of my father Patsy Hanratty, late of Bellurgan Point, Dundalk, who died 13 March 2005. The slippers lying empty under the bed; The shovel lying idle in the shed; The numbers scribbled beside the telephone. A new reminder every day Brings you close from far away. You're not here now… but…
I was delighted to be recently invited to do a reading at the launch of Orla Grant-Donoghue's new collection of haiku and micropoetry. The book launch took place at The Irish Writers Centre.