Saturday, March 6, 2010

Padraig Rooney Poem

The new edition of the poetry journal Magma includes a poem from my friend Padraig Rooney.  Magma always makes a few of its poems available online, and the current batch includes Padraig's newest. Padraig has won a number of poetry prizes, including the Patrick Kavanagh Award, The Poetry Business Award and last year's International Strokeston Poetry Award.  His second collection of poems, The Escape Artist, is published by Smith/Doorstop Books and is available from His third collection will be published by Salt Publishers.

A word of warning - this newest poem of his might make you hungry.  Of course, as is often the case, not everything it quite as it first seems in this poem from Padraig Rooney.

1 comment:

  1. Great poem. I particularly like the rhythm. Each word and even each syllable is carefully chosen to create rolling rhythm that contrbutes to the whole.