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.
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.