Marguerite Helmers Poetry Expert

Marguerite Helmers

Marguerite was a teacher for various courses, such as writing and literature, until she decided to pursue a career in researching, writing, editing and community engagement. She now has two published research papers, including one on examining text-image relationships in a poetry anthology illustrated by the Irish illustrator Harry Clarke titled The Year’s at the Spring.

Not My Business

‘Not My Business’ by Niyi Osundare is a powerful, satirical poem that explores the consequences of staying silent in the face of oppression.

Easter, 1916

‘Easter, 1916’ is a reflection on the events surrounding the Easter Rising, an armed insurrection that began in Dublin on Easter Monday, April 24, 1916.