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  April 2017
volume 14 number 1
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  Karen J McDonnell
  Alison Ross
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Karen J McDonnell
April 2017



art by paradoxius

    Karen J McDonnell lives in the west of Ireland.
    Her work has appeared in the Irish Times, Clare Champion, SIN, Freehand 5, Crannóg, Brain of Forgetting, The Stony Thursday Book and in the Words on the Waves, Wild Atlantic Words, and Poetry NI:Poems for Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 anthologies. She has been published by poeticdiversity and Sybaritic Press in the U.S.
    Her work has been listed in and won several competitions. Her non-fiction was nominated for Best of the Net in the U.S. She holds a BA in Classics & History, and a Diploma in Radio Production.
    In spring 2016 she was awarded a Tyrone Guthrie Bursary by Clare Co. Council: a week's residency at the Guthrie centre at Annaghmakerrig, which enabled her to work on her first poetry collection. You can read an account of her stay at the Centre on her writer's blog.

Karen J McDonnell



Afterlife I-III

Afterlife I

The dressing gown
lies on the bed

Afterlife II

Time relocates memories,
just as landmarks
and old ways are
displaced in the mind
after the motorway is
driven through them.

But not now.
Not yet.

Afterlife III

If there is planting,
there will be flowers.

copyright 2017 Karen J McDonnell