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Liz O'Donoghue PhotoBorn 1960 in North Cork, Liz O’Donoghue attended UCC in late 1970s/early 1980s where she ran poetry workshopd and was published in Quarryman, edited by Greg Delanty. She went on to be published in journals such as Poetry Ireland Review, Stet, The Shop, The Cork Review, The College Green, Southword, The Stony Thursday Book and Volume. In 1995 she published the chapbook Waitress at the Banquet with Three Spires Press and had work included in the Cork University Press anthology Jumping Off Shadows—Some Contemporary Irish Poets. She has done readings in Shanghai, Swansea, Dublin, Kerry and Cork. Between 1999 and 2000 she worked on directing a filmed anthology of Cork poets called In the Hands of Erato which was screened at the Cork Film Festival. Her debut collection, Train To Gorey was published by Arlen House and launched in Dublin in November 2008. She has one son and lives in Cork.

 

 

 

Call From Khartoum

 

 

Your voice kisses me

hot from the desert

as my lips part to listen

my grip tight

on this tiny satellite

 

long journey here 

to caress my ear

and neck

and as you talk

your kisses brush down

over my breasts

and mouth my nipples

 

keep talking

keep talking

 

soon you will be

murmuring‘Venus’

and telling me

you’re coming home.

 

 

©2011 Liz O'Donoghue

 

 

 

Author Links

 

Review of Train To Gorey in Southword Journal

Audio recordings of poems by O'Donoghue at From the Fishouse

Liz O'Donoghue in the Munster Writers' Index

 

 

 

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