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Julie Smith

Julie Smith, born 1961, lives on the southside of Glasgow. Her mother was from near Cahirciveen. She received an M.Litt in Creative Writing Glasgow and Strathclyde in 2001. Publications include Causeway Cabhsair,  Poetry Scotland, New Writing Scotland, Irish Studies Review and Word Jig (Edited by Marie Carter). She was recipient of the Scottish Arts Council New Writer’s Award (2001) and awarded a residency at Cill Rialaig, South Kerry (Jan 2012). Smith is currently working on her first pamphlet of poetry, and has also published under the name Julie Kennedy. She has recently completed a first novel.

 

 

 

 

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Every Nollaig na mBan, I walk

the way of the fawn,

from Cnoc Rua

to Coombaha,

in fading light of late afternoon

to the farthest away house, to meet

my three old lady friends,

a glass of port is waiting.

 

On the same day

as the Feast of the Epiphany, depart

the small kingdoms of our homes

with gifts of black bread and porter

and faith all our days in a crib;

a baby in a stable

like the cow shed

where the old house still stands.

 

©2012 Julie Smith

 

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Lunch at Yes: Anthology containing work by Smith

Word Jig: anthology with fiction by Smith

 

 

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