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Creative Writing Series

Creative Writing Series

Creative Writing is a popular module at Carlow College, St Patrick’s. Here members of the second year Creative Writing class give an account of their experiences of Covid 19 through poetry.

Carlow College, St Patrick’s also hosts the weekly Writing Room. This is an initiative that involves the Carlow Writer-in-Residence and sees many members of the community in Carlow work with a variety of creative artists in different genres. Some members of the Writing Room have also responded to the Covid 19 pandemic in poetry. The Carlow Writer in Residence programme is a partnership run by Carlow College/St Patrick’s with Carlow County Council and the Carlow County Library.

 

‘My Original’ by Rachel Dooley

My Original Dots of paint is all that’s left, and under this pealing your delicate and weak frame - you cannot sing but I...

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‘Quarantina’ by Alan O’Dwyer

Quarantina In this time of quarantine I love to loaf and leaf through my new library book:   Lockdown Dinners for...

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‘Quarantine’ by Sarah Molloy

Quarantine Beginning each week, we spend in quarantine, is a family day out to the shops, equipped with masks, hand sanitizer, and our...

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‘Time’ by Lucy O’Brien

Time In this time of quarantine I think of the bright sunny days when we would sit at your kitchen table stacked full of bakewells, scones,...

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‘The Day of No Hugs’ by Celia Murphy

The Day of No Hugs In this time when the flowers blossom, when the daffodils smile, I look at you through glass I see your face, it says so...

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‘Where have all the children gone?’ by Lourda Delaney

Where have all the children gone Cooped up in their houses like hens in a battery farm   The silence deafening, the concrete paths...

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‘Quarantine Dine’ by Saoirse Behan

Quarantine Dine In this time of quarantine all we know is ambivalence and doubt, disoriented, with little to do but make way to the kitchen for...

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‘A Close Look at Lockdown’ by Kevin Kenny

A Close Look at Lockdown The traffic has died down, Fuel is more affordable, our cars suffering less wear and tear Kids are at home with...

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‘April Fools’ by Doreen Kelly

April Fools April Fools extends to reason: no Sunday mass, the bingo halls empty, no public house or shopping malls, no cafes,...

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‘My Thoughts Today’ by Celia Murphy

My Thoughts Today Today is different, life has changed The birds are singing louder There are no cars passing The school yards are...

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‘Valencian Bell in a time of Covid’ by Marion O’Toole

Valencian Bell in a time of Covid   In this time of Covid a covering lay heavy   on our shoulders So I travelled on the ringing...

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‘Locked Down, Again’ by Anne Marie Dunne

Locked Down, Again I’m feckin’ sick of this Covid Now - don’t get me wrong I believe in its virulence, heart sore for the...

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