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Noel Harrington poem in Southword

Noel Harrington is from Tuamgraney in Co Clare, though he now lives in Tulla, a good eleven miles away. He is closely associated with the White House Poets in Limerick, whose Revival Press imprint published a chapbook of his in 2007. A noted performer of his work, he has been an invited reader at 'Naked Lunch' and 'Moloch Showcase' in Dublin; 'Northern Voices' in Newcastle (UK); at Limerick's Cuisle Festival; at Over the Edge in Galway and The Clare Poets in Ennis. His work has appeared in Revival, The Stinging Fly, The Stony Thursday Book, Crannóg, Boyne Berries, on Moloch.ie and in the joint Limerick/Newcastle journal 'Two Rivers Meet'. One of his prose pieces was short-listed for the Flosca Short Story Prize 2008 and another was published by Mike Scott on the Waterboys website. He is seven years (and half way) into the writing of a prose-poem novel with the working title Every Publisher's Dream. He also read at the 2009 Cúirt Festival/Over the Edge Showcase Reading, which he rather enjoyed.

 

 

 

 

cameo (for Derek Jarman)

 

her mother was beautiful she said,

and indeed the pictures

seemed to prove it was so;

through the grains of neglect

on the poor quality print,

we see

(those of us who look)

her serious curiosity,

her melting eye,

her danceless ballerina body.

her cherished doom.

 

and the moving film that survives,

at her employers’ garden party,

where for seven seconds

she strolls towards us,

smiling beyond,

till she sees the camera

and hurries out of shot.

we throw

(those of us who love)

a garland of plaudits

for her cameo turn.

 

©2010 Noel Harrington

 

 

Author Links

 

Noel Harrington's MySpace page

Harrington in Moloch Review Online, Issue 2

Harrington in Moloch Review Online, Issue 3

 

 

 

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