Biography of Maureen McManus
Irish writer living in Prague.
McManus has had poems published in many small magazines in the UK and Ireland, including, Tall Lighthouse Review, Poetry Nottingham International, Orbis, Chanticleer, tHe sHop etc. Her play, The Ladies Cage, was staged in London at the Finborough Theatre, and the Manchester Royal Exchange in 2007.
Maureen McManus Poems
When you say I can’t touch your furniture I think you mean I can’t touch you and I say I wouldn’t.
In The Night
In the candlelight the long thin leaves point spindly fingers at me, poking at my guilt.
Your voice on the phone was like holly spiky with red berries, like Christmas white feathery snow and cold brightness;
Smart Like Camus
All my life I felt I should apologise because I’m smart. Like Camus, as though my intelligence
The act of love is for soldiers
executing complicated physical manoeuvres
silently entering the camp
blowing up the ammunitions dump.