Kathryn Crowley

MASQUERADING AS ROCKS

See a video of my latest poem here: https://youtu.be/xDWhTlGNz3o

BEALTAINE ONLINE

Bealtaine marked another threshold in the celtic year. We are now halfway between Spring equinox and Summer solstice.  The days are brighter, the countryside seems even more beautiful than usual, and nature is flourishing.  May is also the… Read More

Poetry day Ireland; a few words from two of my favourite writers.

Today is National Poetry Day in Ireland. This morning I had fun with the group who came to my poetry and yoga workshop, this evening I will attend other events. It is a massive day in Ireland for… Read More

Creative writing course (by post, not online).

Fully-booked. Check the front page for other options and sign up to the blog if you would like news about future events. HOW IT WORKS Every week I will send you a letter with prompts. You will write… Read More

The wonderful washing machine

On March 28th in 1797, Nathaniel Briggs patented the first washing machine. It was heavy, expensive, and took two people to operate it; hooray for electricity and other advancements in our world since then! My grandmother had a… Read More

Crimson Waves art project

Art can respond to problems, highlight injustice, or seek solutions. On International Women’s day it feels apt to mention one socially-engaged project from recent years that focused on health and attitudes to women’s bodily functions. In 2017 my… Read More

Poetry

SPRING LISTENING Away from the traffic’s endless rumble I walk up a country road flanked on each side by breathing ditches sticky bud trees quiet teachers of time. Invisible birds sing out of somewhere I slow my pace… Read More

Magical Moments

‘Magical Moments‘ features sixteen writers, aged 20-something to 70-something. I began work on this project in the cold and dark of November and the box of books arrived on a sunny Spring day, which was lovely. It all… Read More

A period of change

Good news from Dublin. After four years, the Period Poverty in Ireland report is finally ready. Image from the Crimson Waves project: https://artyshe.com/social-arts/ The report states: Hopefully all the recommendations in the report will lead to action, and… Read More

Invoking Bríd

Lá Féile Bríd (pronounced ‘Law fay-leh Breed’) is Irish for Bríd’s feast day. Whatever your spiritual beliefs, if you grew up in Ireland then chances are she will be woven into your consciousness through stories, celebration and culture…. Read More

Are you grounded?

“Wired to the moon” describes feeling a bit hyper. “Grounded” is the opposite. So why does it matter? This plant was a gift from Jackie, one of my yoga students.  A few years ago it was tiny, now… Read More