Pat Boran on Dublin's (North) Bull Island

Talking Birds

‘The revenge fantasies of Shakespeare’s Hotspur involved something tiny, winged yet powerful.’ Thanks to Sunday Miscellany, RTÉ Radio 1, for rebroadcasting this audio essay on

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The Bomb

The Bomb is a poem written for an anthology of anti-war poems edited by Italian poet Paolo Ruffilli. The photograph is by Ukranian photographer Алесь

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How to start Writing. photo by Pat Boran

How to Start Writing

THE RAW MATERIAL An excerpt from Pat Boran’s popular writers’ handbook, The Portable Creative Writing Workshop, full of games, exercises and creative approaches to kick-starting

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hedge school by Pat Boran

Hedge School

HEDGE SCHOOL by Pat Boran This poem is a year old now, but of course that’s exactly what it’s about: the return of the light

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