Nadine O’Regan: Learning to accept people for what they are
Self-definition and the importance of understanding yourself have been key issues to emerge this year, and it is important for us all to see others as they see themselves
Back when I was 21, I had the good fortune of taking a class with the late Brendan Kennelly as part of my master’s in creative writing in Trinity College Dublin. The Kerry poet, with his rogue’s smile, was known for being highly idiosyncratic in his teaching style, as likely to talk about abstract philosophical topics as deliver lectures on writing techniques.
“Do you think of yourselves as girls?” Kennelly asked us...
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