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‘Nowadays my poetry is much more serious in both intent and content, but I’m still fascinated by the intensities of language and the freedom that poetry offers.’
‘We are living in the midst of the greatest scientific efflorescence in history, but most of it does not percolate through to a rather bemused lay consciousness. ‘

Judy Brown considers how two decades spent as a practising lawyer have impacted her experiences and processes of writing, and considers the parallels and contrasts between the law and poetry.

Martina Evans considers her unlikely literary beginnings as the youngest of ten in a County Cork family: ‘I was known as a dreamer, a fumbler, a fool; if I was so busy dreaming, how did I notice so many things? My family asked this question too, even then.’