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Kathy D'Arcy

Kathy D'Arcy is a young writer whose first poetry collection, Encounter, was published by Lapwing in 2010. She has worked as a doctor and a teacher, and is currently involved in youth work with homeless teenagers in Cork. She is also a playwright, and her first play, Retreat, was performed in the Granary Theatre in 2008. This is My Constitution, a piece D'Arcy has compiled from archive material she found during research for her PhD on Irish women poets, is touring to venues around the country after a successful opening run during the Trash Culture Revue in Cork last year. D'Arcy runs creative writing courses for young people, and with UCC's Centre for Adult Continuing Education, and teaches on UCC's MA in Women's Studies programme. She has been a frequent guest on RTE Radio One's arts show Arena this year, and the performance group of four women poets of which she is a member, Catch the Moon, has appeared at Cork, Durrow and Flatlake Literary Festivals. She is also involved as an actor and workshop facilitator in Masterwork Studio's theatre-for-schools programme.

 

 

Plums

 

 

They give me plums,

But I leave them aside;

I leave them alone

Until

They fill and darken

And swell,

A sweetness this side of wrong,

And then

I accept them

One by slithering one

Into my mouth,

Licking the liquid flesh from the bones,

Collecting the stones.

 

©2011 Kathy D'Arcy

 

 

 

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