Today's poem is "Scarecrow Woman"
from Curve of The Moon

Salmon Poetry

Noel Monahan has won numerous awards for his poetry and writing. His awards include: The SeaCat National Poetry Award, organised by Poetry Ireland, the RTE P.J. O'Connor Award, the ASTI Achievements Award, The Hiberno-English Poetry Award and The Irish Writers' Union Poetry Award. His poetry is prescribed text for LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENGLISH, due for examination in 2011 and 2012. Curve of The Moon is Noel Monahan's fifth collection of poetry. Opposite Walls was published in 1991, Snowfire in 1995, Curse of The Birds in 2000 and The Funeral Game in 2004, all published by Salmon. His most recent play, The Children of Lir, was performed by Livin Dred Theatre and directed by Padraig McIntyre. Noel Monahan holds an M.A. in Creative Writing.

Books by Noel Monahan:

Other poems on the web by Noel Monahan:
"The Calf-Bearer"
"The Funeral Game"
Three poems

About Curve of The Moon:

"Monahan's voice is shimmering with light, at his best when writing about life in the country ... Noel Monahan is a poet with a strong track record."
—Maureen Gallagher

"Noel Monahan has transformed the base metal of words, through the crucible of wisdom and experience, into the molten gold of poetry."
—Helen Dwyer

"Monahan cares for his place, ... the dark days and the moon filled nights, the sullen earth and the sparkling dewdrops on a five-barred gate."
—Rita Kelly

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