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Mrs Eliot and the Woolf


Togged brim to peep toe

in effervescent white,

she is highly visible.


Standing four man-steps apart

from her husband and three

from the woman by his side.



© Geraldine O’Kane

Picture 10668713, photograph, 1932, image copyright Mary Evans / Everett Collection



Geraldine O’Kane is a poet, creative writing facilitator and mental health advocate. Her work has been published in numerous anthologies, journals and zines in Ireland, the UK and the US, most recently Arlen House, Eyewear Publishing, FourXFour Poetry Journal, Flare Magazine, and Poems in Profile. She was shortlisted for the Glebe House poetry prize and the Melita Hume poetry prize. She is founder and editor of Panning for Poems, an online and print micropoetry journal. Geraldine is co-host of Purely Poetry, a monthly poetry open mic night run in partnership with the Crescent Arts Centre. She was awarded an Artist Career Enhancement Award (ACES) by the Arts Council NI in 2015-2016 to work on her first collection. Her debut collection will be released by Salmon Poetry in June 2020.