Olive Broderick

Holdfast

Olive Broderick

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In the time between high and low tide
I choose my rock, let my fingers grow around you.
Fingers that grip just tightly enough that I can move freely
without getting carried away – but loose enough
that I don’t dislodge you during my turbulent days.


Olive Broderick


Originally from Youghal, Co. Cork, Olive Broderick travelled to Northern Ireland to undertake the Creative Writing MA at Queen’s University Belfast, settling in Co.Down in 2003. In 2009, she was one of the Poetry Introduction series readers and won a Henessy X.O. Literary Award, Emerging Poetry Category for the same year. Her first publication - pamphlet Darkhaired (Templar Poetry, 2010) was shortlisted for a Michael Marks Award. 

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