Thursday, April 18, 2019

FREEDOM POEMS FOR OCALAN

 
  
The poems collected in this volume are presented to Abdullah Ocalan on his 70th birthday on 4 April 2019.


They are each a gesture of solidarity and token of friendship for Ocalan himself and for the Kurdish people from whom he is inseparable.

Each poem is an expression of admiration for the spirit of the Kurds, inspired by their resilience, resistance and belief in the joy of life. The remarkable awakening of the consciousness and political activism of the Kurdish people in recent years has been engendered by the remarkable leadership and writings of Abdullah Ocalan. Despite enduring decades of incarceration removed entirely from the world, his people and denied all human contacts, Ocalan still communicates through his words and as a living example of the essential strength of the Kurdish spirit. He will not and cannot be silenced.

The immediate context for the publication of this book is the mass hunger strike waged by Kurds within Turkey and the diaspora for the freedom of Ocalan. There is also, at the time of going to press, the mounting political crisis within Turkey reflected in the dramatic collapse in support for Erdogan’s party, the AKP, in the recent elections. That poll result is a welcome sign that change is on its way and it is about time too.

But this volume looks forward to a time when Abdullah Ocalan himself will be able to read the poems contained in its pages at leisure and in freedom. That will be an important milestone in the liberation of the Kurds as a whole and only then will our task have been achieved.

We hope these poems will move you and inspire you into taking action in support of the Kurdish people.

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign
Campaign for a political solution of the Kurdish Question


Saturday, January 26, 2019


ONLY IN ROJAVA
séamas carraher

photographs
from kobanê
by
orsola casagrande,
september, 2018

"This place is Rojava, the Federation of Northern and Eastern Syria, where Kurds, together with Armenians, Yazidi, Circassians, Christians, Turkmens, Arabs, Assyrians are dreaming boldly, and, equally boldly, are trying to make these dreams come true."   [Orsola Casagrande]

downloadable e-chapbook

“We have work to do”

 "This is what Only in Rojava is, a statement from the heart.
And from the hearts of those men and women trying to build a new world, against all odds."
(Orsola Casagrande)

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Theses on (the Philosophy of) History (poem) 

downloadable E-Book

http://www.globalrights.info/2016/09/theses-the-philosophy-of-history-poem-downloadable-book/

Global Rights has decided to venture into the world of e-books.

"Today, Tuesday 27th September, we publish a precious little e-book, Theses on (the Philosophy of) History (poem), a long poem by GR writer and poet Séamas Carraher, based on Walter Benjamin’s last written work, ‘Theses on the Philosophy of History –  Über den Begriff der Geschichte’, written in 1940 shortly before his death.
The idea of now publishing e-books is a consequence of what Global Rights intends to be: a platform to communicate and share texts, opinions, comments, literary reviews, poems, news…
We have called this new chapter of the Global Rights adventure “Culture of Liberation”. We will go into it and why we think there is now an urgent need for a culture of liberation, with other writings to be published this week and into the future.
Ultimately we believe that only by imagining and desiring another world, other social systems and relationships, in fact, will the much needed change become concrete.
Likewise only by “recovering forgotten and subtracted vocabularies, by rebuilding proper syntax and new grammars, subversion becomes viable…”
We hope you will join us in this new project." 
(Orsola Casagrande)

READ ALSO

On the Concept of History – Walter Benjamin – download e-book

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Poetry Journal Links

Bare Trees at Pine Ridge, West of Ireland
...from    Whistling with Love & 16 Songs of Love & Despair
An Introduction & 3 Poems from...
http://www.leftcurve.org/lc18-20pgs/whistling.html
Alternative Link

The Beating of Bodies 
http://www.ilrmagazine.net/poetry/issue21_po17.php
[dead link]
Alternative Link

The Transparency of Perfection
http://thebookendsreview.com/2012/07/27/seamas-carraher-the-transparency-of-perfection

The Sun Cracked Her Blinds
http://thebookendsreview.com/2012/08/27/seamas-carraher-the-sun-cracked-her-blinds/

Letter to a Beloved 
http://napalmandnovocain.blogspot.ie/2012/09/a-poem-by-seamas-carraher.html

The Dancing Mirrors 

3 Poems from 16 Poems of Love & Despair


 ...from   The Red Notebook / political poems
South Inner City Dublin, by Cathal Dawson
The Revolt of my Stomach
http://www.leftcurve.org/LC1-17.html

It is this Ghost Called Fathering, Son
http://www.pemmicanpress.com/CurrentIssue/Individual/S%E9amas-Carraher-ghost-march-11.htm
[dead link]

The Fish of Nobodies  

Like a Man with Bare Head Under the Bewildering Rain
http://www.ditchpoetry.com/seamascarraher.htm

Throwing Light at the Darkness  

The Impossibility of Heartbreak 
Carcinogenic Poetry/2012/07/seamus-carraher
Alternate Link
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2_ZgdkR3HPATUMwSWxaMFhnRjQ

The Murderers Indicted
http://www.pyrokinection.com/2012/08/a-poem-by-seamas-carraher.html
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-DuKJaq66ClZGQ0WGJHZFFjNGM/edit?usp=sharing

i Accuse  
http://thecamelsaloon.blogspot.ie/2012/08/i-accuse.html

Where Sheep Stare
http://www.thejunklot.org/2012/09/where-sheep-stare.html [dead link]
Alternative Link

O All My Life
http://thecamelsaloon.blogspot.ie/2012/10/o-all-my-life.html

Refugees
http://www.redriverreview.com/ 
(November 2012 Issue)

September Falling in Stone
http://www.deadbeats.eu/post/37636869778/september-falling-in-stone-by-seamas-carraher
Dead Beats Literary Blog: Our latest piece is by Irish writer, Séamas Carraher and is a poem entitled 'September Falling in Stone'. Ostensibly about the cold thaw setting in as winter advances, the poem is suffused with political undertones and provides an acerbic yet subtle indictment about capitalist society. Take a look by clicking 'view post' and leave any feedback below.
  
http://deadbeatsliterature.bigcartel.com/product/cantos 

The Eyes of a Child, their Eloquence, Width and Weaponry
http://thecamelsaloon.blogspot.ie/2013/01/the-eyes-of-child-their-eloquence-width.html

Famine Grave
http://camelsaloongallery.blogspot.ie/2013/02/famine-grave-skibereen-west-cork.html

Human Need
http://thecamelsaloon.blogspot.ie/2013/02/human-need.html

Song of My Collective Self
http://thecamelsaloon.blogspot.ie/2013/04/song-of-my-collective-self.html

On the Death of Jesús María Valle Jaramillo
http://thecamelsaloon.blogspot.ie/2013/05/on-death-of-jesus-maria-valle-jaramillo.html

The Corpse's Birthday
http://thecamelsaloon.blogspot.ie/2013/07/the-corpses-birthday.html

Dole Day
http://thecamelsaloon.blogspot.ie/2013/08/dole-day.html

Me Self So Falls the Soviet Union
http://thecamelsaloon.blogspot.ie/2013/11/me-self-so-falls-soviet-union.html

Work 3
http://deadsnakes.blogspot.ie/2014/09/seamas-carraher-poem.html

The Spoon in my Eye
 http://themindlessmuse.blogspot.ie/2014/10/a-poem-by-seamas-carraher.html
Storm Cycle Anthology (2014)

...from   The Song of Poverty

Sunflower Poem (in a Council Estate).pdf
Photograph By Ballyogan Celtic Youth

“Glory isn’t what the history books teach:
it’s a flock of buzzards in a field and a great stink.”
Ernesto Cardenal
“Zero Hour” (1954-56)
https://bohemianpupil.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/dead-flowers-vol-1-no-11.pdf

Lord of the Dole Queue
THE SHOp a magazine of poetry 
Spring 2013 Issue
http://www.theshop-poetry-magazine.ie/
Alternative Link

O Lord of the Unswept Road
http://thecamelsaloon.blogspot.ie/2014/01/o-lord-of-unswept-road.html

Lord of Abandoned Cars
http://www.samizdat.me/lord-abandoned-cars/

Lord, it is Easter Time
https://cclitmag.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/lord-it-is-easter-time-by-seamas-carraher/


...from Dub(h)lin(n) - 20 poems of the city
Judas in the City 
http://www.wordriot.org/archives/4616

Immigrant
http://rustytruck.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/immigrant-by-seamas-carraher/

Bring out your Dead
http://boyslutpublications.com/2013/06/10/seamas-carraher-one-poem/
(Site Closed - Alternative Link)

City of Justice, 1 & 2
http://www.fullofcrow.com/poetry/archives/seamas-carraher713/

On Ormond Quay
http://thebluehourmagazine.com/2013/07/11/dubhlinn-a-poem-17-on-ormond-quay-by-seamus-carraher/

Busárus, My Selfish Love (2)
http://thepoetrybusmag.wix.com/change
Alternative Link 

Solomon in the City
http://www.orbisjournal.com/2015/01/orbis163/
Alternative Link

The Moon Over Blackrock Park
http://www.redriverreview.com/ 
(November 2015 Issue)


https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-DuKJaq66ClcjdNRmdtYl9wYVU/edit

"And one of those waxing-poetical Irishman meets the South Dakota landscape and its inhabitants, with shared tragic stories of conquest and resistance, a poetics of place which leads me to another little cluster of writings and visuals..." (Pina Piccolo, May, 2018)
The dreaming machine no. 2

...from   SHORT POEMS, Elegies & Laments 


September 17
2015
September 17, 2015, Cyphers, 81, May, 2016

Prayer for Daniel Minihan

A Prayer for Daniel Minihan
                                           Lost at Sea, 1995,  Aged 21 Years Old
Other
Dead Bird
The Clown of Contradictions

The Palace of Love
http://deadsnakes.blogspot.ie/2012/08/seamas-carraher-poem.html

The Tree that Withers in its Leaves
http://deadsnakes.blogspot.ie/2013/02/seamas-carraher-poem.html

In My Dream i Can't Touch You
http://napalmandnovocain.blogspot.ie/2013/02/a-poem-by-seamas-carraher.html

Prayer at 50
http://deadsnakes.blogspot.ie/2013/05/seamas-carraher-poem.html

Autumn in Ghettoes,
First published in LEFT CURVE, No. 17, 1993
http://napalmandnovocain.blogspot.ie/2013/05/a-poem-by-seamas-carraher.html

Autumn 'Haiku'
http://thegalwayreview.com/2013/11/18/seamas-carraher-autumn-haiku/

Poem on my 39th Birthday
http://deadsnakes.blogspot.ie/2014/01/seamas-carraher-poem.html

a lament for danny henke
http://deadsnakes.blogspot.ie/2015/12/seamas-carraher-poem.html

C-A-N-C-E-R
http://napalmandnovocain.blogspot.ie/2016/03/a-poem-by-seamas-carraher.html


  FOR A CULTURE OF LIBERATION     

'For The Kurdish People in Diyarbakır and Beyond'

 

"İrlanda'lı şair Séamas Carraher Kürt halkına ithafen yazdığı şiirinde Türk Devleti tarafından sokağa çıkma yasağı adı altında gerçekleştirilen yargısız infazlara dikkat çekiyor. Diyarbakır ve ötesindeki Kürt halkı için   Bir çukurda oturuyorum, bombalanmış bir aklın içinde, Oturuyor ve gürültünün bitmesini bekliyorum Bu sessiz bağırış ve çığlıkların, Bu rezil dünyayı ölümden uyandırmasını bekliyorum. Bir çukurda oturuyorum, Tarihin bodrumu gib..."i

Article on Kurdish Civilian Deaths by Orsola Casagrande
List of Casualties During Turkish Curfew in Kurdistan

'By the Banks of the Tigris River 
 My Soul Sat Down and Wept' 
for the people of Cizîr‎


The Cizre Report
https://hdpenglish.wordpress.com/2016/05/10/the-cizre-report/#more-1050 

The Cizre Report - Article

 http://www.dirittiglobali.it/2016/07/the-cizre-report/

'For Ashraf Fayadh Imprisoned'

http://www.globalrights.info/2016/05/for-ashraf-fayadh-imprisoned/ 

The Steel Cranes

For Ashraf - “Still Imprisoned”
http://www.globalrights.info/2016/07/for-ashraf/ 

"Ashraf Fayadh:

STILL IMPRISONED

JULY 28th, 2016"

“…earth is the hell prepared for refugees.”
– Ashraf Fayadh

PHOTOGRAPHY By:
Séamas Carraher, Cathal Dawson, & the Ballyogan Celtic Youth Group