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Donna Coogan

Donna Coogan, is originally from Dublin and now lives in Cork. She graduated with a degree from the Glass Department of National College of Art in 1994 and has exhibited nationally and internationally. Poetry has always been major part of her glass work. Her poetry has appeared in 'The Light Fantastic: Irish Stained Glass Art' touringexhibition which travelled throughout Ireland and North America in 2007/2008. Other touring exhibitions featuring her work includes 'On The Edge: Contemporary Glass from Ireland and South West England' (2008). She is a member of Wilton Writers.


 

 

 

 

The Theatre Garden

 

By July their sandaled feet

are tanned with zebra stripes.

They build a tiger’s den from old sheets

pegged down with sticks

and broken blocks.

Out there any picnic is a feast,

apple chips, satsumas,

raisin pellets, hula hoops,

tumblers of water laced with

purple swirls of Ribena.

Charge round for hours, roar

into monster battles, lunge daggers,

mud belly crawls through the undergrowth,

set traps for the gang next door.

Regular knocks on the window for drinks,

and have I any more superhuman food?

 

Two boys, at six, lean into each other, unable to talk.

I unbuckle and squeeze their nut brown feet,

tell them little boy’s toes are my favourite food.

 

©2012 Donna Coogan

 

 

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View poem & sculpture by Donna Coogan in the Light Fantastic catalogue (page 17)

Donna Coogan reading 'Someone' in the Munster Slam Championship 2009

Photos from 'Sculpture in Context', with Coogan's piece: 'Golden Ladder'

 

 

 

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