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About hecubapublishing

Actor/Writer/Director B.A. English Studies, Trinity College, Dublin. M.Phil in Creative Writing, Oscar Wilde Centre, Trinity College. Trained Actor with the N.A.T.A & and R.I.A.M Dublin, 'Women Playwrights at The Abbey 1904-2004' Hecuba 2009. Short-listed for a Hennessy Award Member of Irish Actor's Equity Member Publishing Ireland

DOWN AND OUT IN HAYES

For anyone interested in the lives of quiet desperation that certain writers lead before having their work accepted for publication, the town of Hayes in Middlesex, England, has something to offer.  In a quiet corner of Hayes village, not far … Continue reading

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FREEDOM TO BREATHE

Some writers stay with us forever.  The Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn is one such. Whenever I read his prose poem ‘Freedom to Breathe’ I find myself renewed both in mind and spirit. And since I cannot do justice to it in my own … Continue reading

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ELIZABETH BISHOP’S ‘THE FISH’

I’ve always loved Elizabeth Bishop’s poem The Fish not just because it’s so technically well-crafted, but also because in the poem Bishop supplies us with a totally different perspective on what it means to go fishing. In Bishop’s poem, the initial reaction … Continue reading

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THE GAY LABEL

Je suis Charlie, je suis heterosexual, je suis homosexual, je suis bisexual, je suis transexual The above are labels invented by society to describe the sexual identity of the various groups within that society.  It’s society’s way of differentiating between … Continue reading

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OMAR

I called him Omar. The first time I saw him, he looked as if he had  stepped out of the Arabian Nights. Tall and tanned with a neat beard and wearing a bobble hat on his head, when he smiled … Continue reading

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COOL, CLEAR WATER

‘All day I’ve faced the barren waste without a taste of water, cool, clear water.’ On a recent visit to the theatre, in the middle of watching a performance onstage, I was reminded of the words of the above song … Continue reading

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LISSADELL HOUSE

The recent ruling by the Supreme Court in relation to rights of access to Lissadell House highlights the deep-rooted ambiguity that lies at the heart of attitudes to Anglo-Irish relations/heritage.  Lissadell House, former home to Constance Gore-Booth or Constance Markievicz … Continue reading

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