Po­etic res­o­lu­tion

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A time- poor and highly re­ward­ing al­ter­na­tive to the book club is the po­etry pool.

Last year, thanks to the artist Kather­ine Boucher Beug ( whose work is pic­tured), whose bright idea it was, a group of us emailed each other a poem ev­ery Sun­day. That’s it. You don’t need to swal­low a fat novel in time, dis­cuss and de­bate, or even like one an­other’s choices.

And by next De­cem­ber, you’ll have a year in po­etry to look back on. Stuck for in­spi­ra­tion? Try Poem for the Day ( ed Ni­cholas Al­bery, ¤ 18 ap­prox), The Pen­guin Book of Ir­ish Po­etry ( ed Pa­trick Crotty, ¤ 15.75), or dive into the po­etry pages on irish­times. com

Gemma Tip­ton

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