Author Archives

  • On Why I Cannot Say

    In her post on the Irish Referendum on Same-Sex marriage, Iva Beranek writes, “I knew my view would not be popular . . . , yet, my conscience or something within me has been knocking and demanding I actually write… Read More ›

  • How to Be a Woman ~ Caitlin Moran

    Feel-good Feminism. That’s right. Caitlin Moran’s collection of essays touches on all the major tropes of feminism–personal freedom, legal and economic equity, sexuality, consent, and more, but it does so without a club or complaint and definitely without apologies! Rather,… Read More ›

  • A Room of One’s Own ~ Virginia Woolf

    I know many of you have read this Woolf classic. But if you have never heard it “performed,” I recommend you download Juliet Stevenson’s rendition for a special treat. Listening to the words as they may have been intended to… Read More ›

  • Quietus

    Not the leaf on the tree Not the glass The plate chippedĀ above the vine The umbilical cord Not the oven or the car British racing green Not the play structure the rope ladder The plum tree sagging to the ground… Read More ›

  • Sacrament

    Baptism It looked exactly as it does in the movies Yellow sun falling back Green cloudy water folding her body in two A trail of tiny bubbles marching to the surface Push off Reach up! she heard the voices say… Read More ›