Posts tagged "Dimitra Xidous"

The Book and The Poet: Dimitra Xidous

The Book and The Poet: Dimitra Xidous

In Profile: Dimitra Xidous – Keeping Bees

I have been a fan of the work of the brilliant Dimitra Xidous for a few years now and was delighted to attend her book launch in Galway in 2014 and purchase her first collection, released through Doire Press.

As Dimitra is a massive Federico Garcia Lorca fan like myself, it is only obvious I would be attracted to her work and style of writing which is unique among the many books released throughout the year in Ireland. The poetry of Xidous has the potential to drop into my obsessive-collective of Neruda, Lorca, Handal and Simic, so I really look forward to future work from her.

12 More of the Best Irish Literary Magazines You Should Read and Support

12 More of the Best Irish Literary Magazines You Should Read and Support

Many times I admit to being a literary magazine/journal and Chapbook hoarder and when people see my collection they gasp and possibly mumble WTF! A few years back I wrote this post 10 Best Irish Literary Magazines You Should Read and Support and at the time, these were some of the journals I was regularly reading.

Poem in Boyne Berries 14 Autumn 2013 Edition

Poem in Boyne Berries 14 Autumn 2013 EditionAfter a very busy few weeks I have finally been able to sit down and indulge into my contributors copy of Boyne Berries 14, Autumn 2013 Edition and enjoy the excellent writing provided by the group.

I am delighted to have a poem in Boyne Berries as this journal has been around since 2006 and is popular and respected among the writers and public of Ireland. The journal is produced by The Boyne Writers Group based in Trim Co. Meath. What I love about this group of individuals is that they meet twice a month to read and critique each others work whether it is poetry, fiction, a novel or play, it doesn’t matter, all work is read, critically analyzed with helpful feedback provided and worked on.