More on Pangur Ban: ‘Ban’ means white, but what on (Fuller’s) Earth does “Pangur” mean?

Published on August 25th, 2009 by Malachi

shearman and fullerIn preparing my “Pangur Ban” workshop for Thursday, I’ve been googling all over the place. And that research has taken me to many different places, some informative, some not; some repetitive; some greedily plagiaristic. Many prosaic. And some…quite poetic. One in particular, in a blog (entitled, I think, “Alien in the World” –or was it “Aliens…”?) explored some questions of provenance connected with “Pangur Ban” –the poem, the poet, the various manuscripts –and did it in a wonderful way.

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On Poetry

Published on December 30th, 2006 by Malachi

On Poetry There is an old Irish Triad about poetry that has always appealed to me –it says so much about poetry, and committment to poetry, and the demand that poetry exerts upon us: It is death to mock a poet It is death to love a poet It is death to be a poet […]

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