Live Encounters Poetry Bazaar December 2016

Writing poetry that is not shared diminishes the work because after all, it is a truism that writing is a two-way enterprise, the writer and the reader. Plato gave voice to this equation when he said “Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” – Eileen Casey, Poet Dancers


 Alice Kinsella – The Bones of It
Bob Shakeshaft – Ashen Sun
Daniel Wade – Salvors’ Reach
Eileen Casey – Guest Editorial – Poet Dancers
Eldhose Alias – A Golden Heart Makes Fire
Elizabeth Ní Ruanaidh – Pieces of Four
Harrison Whittle – Reflections on Love
Joseph Black – Christian Conflict
Kenneth Nolan – Not From Concentrate
Matthew Rice – In a Cold Land
Roisín Browne – Montbretia
Simon Costelloe – One Poem