Beyond Words-babies without amulets
Margaret might choose to read tealeaves in cracked bowls
Shore the world from news
Forecast Abbas will leave the table with his cigarettes
The tar throat pass-over. Margaret is it too late?
At his funeral feast of laments, Margaret may cast lots for kids
Still holding sound within their mouths
Margaret could rescue them, perhaps
Return billions to Fort Knox
Make holy again the Torah, Margaret could possibly
Attempt a treaty with Divinity
Margaret sees no child beneath bludgeons
Rather crush heads of the cabal
Those who drive Tanks over baby beds
Margaret perhaps cast your spells.
Margaret Kiernan writes fiction, non-fiction essay, memoir, and poetry. She has had poetry and prose published in e-book, in anthology collections, and literary journals and magazines - including, Black-lion Press, Pendemic.ie journal-C19 collection , archived at University College Dublin, The Blue Nib Lit-Journal , The Write Life Magazine, Unity Global Festival, Vox Galvia at the Galway Advertiser, A New Ulster Literary Press, The Burrow Lit. Journal, Poet-Head.Wordpress.com and Lothlorien Poetry Journal.
She writes with Over the Edge, Thursday writing/reading group at Galway Arts Centre, and, Ox Mountain Poets, Sligo.
She is listed in the Index of Contemporary Women Poets in Ireland, 2020.
She holds several Educational qualifications, Including a Degree in Arts in Humanities, from Sligo IT.
Her background is in Advocacy in Human and Social Rights.
Margaret has completed numerous courses and workshops in writing, for prose and poetry.
Tutors in poetry includes, Annemarie Ni Churainn, Martin Dyer, Colm Keegan, Monica Corish, Moyra Donaldson, Noel Monahan, Kevin Higgins.
Tutors in prose includes, Claire Allan, Anne McMaster, Conor Kostick, Carlo Gebler, Malacai O’Doherty, Jan Carson, Ciara Doorley.
Margaret has four grown-up children. She lives in Westmeath with her dog Molly. She is a landscape painter. Is into Nature, walking, gardening, music, and heritage. She is working towards a First collection in Poetry.