Niamh Clune

Environment, poetry, comment, children's books,

Wednesday Poetry Corner: Featuring Sue Lobo

Sue Lobo has submitted a beautiful poem about MOTHER from the perspective of Africa’s mothers. Don’t forget to send in your poem. There is still time!   MAMA AFRICA: by Sue … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 12 Comments

Insights With Dr. Niamh Clune: A Nairobi Lesson!

Recently, a friend of mine, Patricia Tilton, reviewed a lovely little book for children on her blog: My Paper House by Lois Peterson about a little girl who comes from … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · 12 Comments

Insights With Dr. Niamh Clune: I Wish Someone Had Given Me That!

“The only journey is the journey within.” (Rilke) Give to others what you need the most! This  simple truth is like Ariadne’s thread leading me through storm, conflict, or choice. … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · 10 Comments


Madiba was a fire dragon. We breathe his air Are shaped of his thoughts and aspirations That lick though our minds And light our hearts with fervent adoration He taught … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · 12 Comments

Kid’s Corner: Our Earth – Earth Day April 22

Originally posted on Children's Books Heal:
Our Earth:  How Kids are Saving the Planet Janet Wilson, Author and Illustrator Second Story Press, Biography, 2010 Suitable for Ages: 7 -12 Themes: …

April 19, 2013 · 4 Comments

On The Plum Tree Features: Sue Lobo & Beverley Ann Hoyles in Song Of Sahel

These features are such a pleasure. This week’s feature is dedicated to two of Plum Tree’s most prolific and exciting poets.  Beverley writes from the heart. Compassion is the mucilage … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

Plum Tree Books Features: DiAnne Ebejer & Susie Bertie

It is my very great pleasure to feature two of my favourite poets: DiAnne Ebejer and Susie Bertie. DiAnne’s style is dry, to-the-point, clear and so very deeply human. Susie is … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 21 Comments

Plum Tree Books Feature: Erik The Great & Dr. A.V.Koshy in Song Of Sahel.

I have been looking forward to featuring some of the wonderful contributors to Song Of Sahel, the anthology of poetry and art that I put together last year to help … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · 18 Comments

Plum Tree Books Features: De Ann Townes

Featuring another of our poetic contributors to the Song Of Sahel anthology. De Ann is a very fine published poet who writes of passion, love, lust and loss. She has … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · 8 Comments

Plum Tree Books Feature: Elizabeth Castillo

As promised, I begin the features of various authors, poets, musicians and artists who have contributed over the past two years to Plum Tree Books’ projects and anthologies.  The Song … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · 10 Comments

5 Star Reviews for Song Of Sahel!

All 5 Star Reviews for Song Of Sahel… Thank you to the following for their brilliant 5 star reviews of  Song Of Sahel… Cher Duncombe, Douglas Johnson, Claudio Fiore, Beverley Ann … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · 11 Comments

Song Of Sahel Art Wings Its Way To New Owners!

I blogged about the colour, depth and suggestion of Cher Duncombe’s work with its inherent raw passion and textures reminiscent of earth scorched and cracked by the blistering sun. Her painting has … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · 18 Comments