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Denise O’Hagan reviews ‘A Triptych of Birds and A Few Loose Feathers’ by Pratibha Castle

A Triptych of Birds and A Few Loose Feathers by Pratibha Castle, Hedgehog Poetry Press 2022 Originally published in the Rochford Street Review, 5 September 2022.  If you picked up this debut collection with its elegant, slightly teasing cover depicting three artfully placed feathers, you’d be forgiven for thinking A Triptych of Birds and A Few Loose …

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Denise O’Hagan essay: Poetry – what’s the point of that?

Posted on 1 July, 2022 at Australian Classical Education Society. As a poet and editor, this is a sentiment I’ve heard expressed more than once, albeit less bluntly. And I can’t help thinking that it’s a very modern question: our twenty-first century world increasingly values those activities which can be linked to tangible and financially …

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Denise O’Hagan launches ‘The Density of Compact Bone’ by Magdalena Ball

Originally Published in the Rochford Street Review, 19 April 2022. The Density of Compact Bone by Magdalena Ball Ginninderra Press 2021. Launch speech for a Launch that Never Was. Unfortunately the Sydney launch of The Density of Compact Bone was impacted by COVID, Rochford Street Review is able to finally publish Denise O’Hagan’s speech which would have launched the collection.  …

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Denise O’Hagan reviews ‘Soumela and the Magic Kemenche’ by Dean Kalimniou

Originally published in NEOS KOSMOS. ‘She came upon the old man, sitting at the foot of a mulberry tree, playing his instrument. All around him … boys and girls just like her, skipped and hopped and jumped to the beat of the music, dancing as they tried to reach the ripe, swollen mulberries hanging over …

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Denise O’Hagan reviews ‘From the Ancient Near East to Christian Byzantium’ by Mario Baghos (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2021)

Denise O’Hagan reviews: From the Ancient Near East to Christian Byzantium by Mario Baghos As its title suggests, From the Ancient Near East to Christian Byzantium: Kings, Symbols, and Cities traces the history of Christian Byzantium through a meticulous examination of the origins of specific ancient cities, and the symbolic import of their art and …

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