I am so at home in Dublin, more than any other city, that I feel it has always been familiar to me. It took me years to see through its soft charm to its bitter prickly kernel - which I quite like too.

Deirdre Hines

Against the Grain

Poems marked by fierce imagination and enlivened by puckish wit

In Rothko’s Rooms

Ekphrastic poems allow a poet to amplify and expand the meaning of the piece of art being viewed.

The Mirrors That We Drape

If the purpose of satire is to change the world, or at least to change the ways in which we think about it, do poets like Kevin Higgins do more than elicit complacent smiles from those who already agree with them? The strong responses that his poems evoke suggest otherwise.