Just joined this group - hope to be able to contribute well to it! As my username implies, I do write poems and participate heavily in another writer's forum, where I used to moderate the poetry section.
In the Irish line, I've been reading Seamus Heaney's _Opened Ground_, a collection of poems. I'm particularly interested right now in the use of forms in contemporary poetry - I love the notion of reading through a seemingly unstructured poem, only to realise at the end that, hey, it's a sonnet! It heartens me to find that forms are still relevant and that they can provide structure without being obvious.
A while back, I read _Yeats Is Dead_, a collaborative novel in which various Irish authors each wrote a chapter. I found it a diverting pastiche, but couldn't say that I loved it.
I've read the first half of _Ulysses_ three times, and I may have gotten over the compulsion to read it all the way through. In passages, I find it astonishingly beautiful, but as a novel, it becomes impenetrable.
Well, that's me introducing myself. I see it's been a year since the last post; hope I haven't missed the boat here...
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