Walk the Line: Elaine Feeney on finding inspiration during difficult times

The poet, novelist and teacher says it’s important to never ask for permission, especially around writing

12th December, 2020
Walk the Line: Elaine Feeney on finding inspiration during difficult times
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I realised the importance of books at a very young age. My mum was great for bringing us to the library and I had started writing poems very young, at aged 12 or 13. I had a little copy of Oscar Wilde’s The Ballad of Reading Gaol and I went around the house reciting it, not really having a clue what it was about. It was something about the way the poem sounded and I...

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