Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 42 | July 2020 | An Astráil editor, Denise O’Hagan

An Astráil editor, Denise O’Hagan

Our reading habits, we are told, have substantially changed during the pandemic – and that includes poetry. We are reading more, and more online. And as people traditionally turn to poetry in times of crises, we may consider the surge in poetic activity as one of the better by-products of the pandemic. 

The outpouring of lockdown-related lines during the past months was predictable, but the breadth and depth of subject matter both written and consumed was not. Months of semi-isolati...

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