Childhood Imagination Sows Seeds of Future Brilliance
Althogh I focus mainly on children’s books, I love other good writers and have often featured poets on this blog. What an interesting interview from a wonderful Irish poet. Thank you Linda Ibbotson for bringing this wonderful poet to our attention.
Contemplating the Muse
Thomas Merton. “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
With the onset of Spring I recall visiting Paris in April 2017 to walk in the footsteps of artists and writers such as Hemingway, Proust and Chagall. I was welcomed by a resplendent palette of color; delicate deep pink cherry blossoms, horse chestnuts and the ancient lilac wisteria clambouring the walls of Aux Vieux Paris d’Arcole, complementing the blue paintwork and purple chairs that tempt you to stay awhile, to sip wine and wait to hear the bells of nearby Notre Dame.
I am delighted to interview the wonderful Irish writer Kerrie O’Brien who has spent much time in Paris, the City of Light. Her collection Illuminate published by Salmon Poetry was chosen among the 2016 Books of the Year by The New Statesman The Irish Times and
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