Misery gnaws her
Her face beautiful creases
Dark weathered fingers
'Moya and The Elephant Dance'
On a moonlit night when the silvered stars shimmering with delight
With wrinkled flesh and baggy knees
Their rumbling pierces the clouds
And to this day we can’t know why
Mesmerising all who feel
But when night has flown and day is dawn
While some believers celebrate
It is said that elephants roaming wild
© Julie McNamara 2004
© Boruch Simons 2004
Moya and the Elephant Dance
in 'all equal all different'
Julie's poetry has been published widely in magazines and anthologies. Publications include: Fresher Than Green, Brighter than Orange (Survivors Press £4.95)
Under the Asylum Tree (Survivors Press £7.95)
We Have Come Through (Bloodaxe Books £8.95)
Irish Lifelines an anthology of poetry by Irish women in London Edited by Eamer O'Keeffe (London Irish Women's Centre £6).
Non-fiction publications include:
Out of Order - Chapter 11, Encounters with Strangers (Women's Press 95) Editor Jenny Morris
Institutional Abuse co-written with Jeanette Copperman (Routledge 2002)
Telling Stories - The Treatment of Psychosis in the Community
'Never Let the Truth Get in the Way of a Good Story'(Karnac Books 2010)
Web Design: Lesley Willis and Julie McNamara © Julie McNamara 2011
Writer in Residence for a number of organisations, including ICI, Lubrizol, Holton Lee, Shape, MIND and Ithaca Julie Mc still waxes lyrical about her residency with ICI as the most eccentric yet!
Chaos Calls poetry collection now available through
Vital Xposure: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Mc earned the DaDa Festival Writer's Award '09 presented by Jane Luca of ITV Productions. All nominated artists are voted for on line by the public. A very big thank you then to the people of Liverpool.
Dedicated to Shirley the Whirlwind McNamara, who gave birth to the author.