Tuesday, December 25, 2012

News at Eleven: "And I feel a real burden--a good burden--

to revisit that period, to go back to my house in Rathcoole doing 'spot the ball' in the Telegraph with my mum or opening the Christmas presents, getting my Raleigh bike, or my United top or football boots and reliving those experiences in that small house.

"Because that is the beauty of poetry it allows me to go back there and relive those experiences."

Adrian [Rice]'s oldest son Matthew, who lives in Whitehead, is trying to forge a career in his father's footsteps.

Adrian added: "I don't know if there is a father and son poet combination out there, if there is, it is news to me, but he is good.

from Newtonabbey Times: Rathcoole poet puts the estate in verse


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