Brothers – 7th May 1916

Poetry Issue 33, Volume 2: Spring 2016 – In The Wake Of The Rising

Jessamine O'Connor

Jessamine O Connor lives on the Sligo Roscommon border where she facilitates ‘Epic Award’ winners The Hermit Collective, and the Wrong Side of the Tracks Writers. Her poem ‘Brothers –7th May 1916’ was performed at the Sheehy Skeffington Human Rights School, and King House, Boyle, by actor Donal O Kelly and musicians Dee and Louis Armstrong. Jessamine has won or been placed in several poetry competitions; was nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize; and was ‘Featured Poet International’ for Muse-Pie Press throughout 2016. She judged the New Roscommon Writing Award 2015, the 2017 Roscommon Poets Prize for Strokestown Poetry Festival, and also ran local events for National Poetry Day, 2016 and 2017. Her three self-published chapbooks are available fromwww.jessamineoconnor.com and the Black Light Engine Room Press are publishing another, which will be launched at the Teeside Book Festival in June 2017.