Maura Dooley

Maura Dooley

Maura Dooley’s work includes Life Under Water and the anthology she edited The Honey Gatherers: Love Poems. She has twice been short-listed for the TSEliot Award. She teaches at Goldsmiths College, London and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Her new collection, The Silvering, is published in 2016.

Review of All My Important Nothings edited by Maura Dooley

in London Grip:


Review of Maura Dooley’s A Quire of Paper and All My Important Nothings

in Sabotage Reviews

Considering the Donkey Cart

Here is the horse and carriage of a modest household
the means of escape on muddy days, drab days,
days when to whisper into the tender ears that Midas wore,
to tickle behind the teasing ears that Bottom desported
was to know the thrill of the open gate, the bright road
stretching away.
                                    Ah Jack! Ah Jenny!
Ra chose you, Jesus chose you, Sancho chose you
but who can coax your bony back, your stony look,
uncomfortable, unbiddable, mired happily, enduring,
eschewing the tasty barley, chewing a thistle, who can
tempt you to carry the king with the golden crown
or lift these sisters’ spirits with a day in Town?

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