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Irish Poet, Author & Writer

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The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight

The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight

She took out her mirror and put on her make-up. The car pulled up, REM blaring on the radio and a group of men laughed and jeered at her. She pulled a dirty grey blanket from her bag and lay on the sidewalk - lipstick all over her face. She cried until she fell asleep. Again.

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Maria Ní Mhurchú Irish poet author & playwright

Maria is a free-lance writer for television, stage and radio. She is also a published poet.

Lapwing has just published her fourth book, a poetry book, entitled Startled By You. Her book Caite le Chéile is a collection of plays, geared towards young adults. Published by An Sagart. She is a member of The Irish Screenwriters and Playwrights Guild She's a founding member of IFTA – Irish Film & Television Academy She's I’m writing a treatment with a view to writing a full length screen-play and possibly filming it.

She won the Hugh O’Flaherty Open-Poetry Competition 2014 with my poem “God Has No Country”.

Maria works with the drama group Aisteoirí Bhréanainn, of Corca Dhuibhne [Dingle]. She has worked as assistant editor to AN SAGART a publishing company run by University College of Maynooth. Chairman Prof. Pádraig Ó Fiannachta

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Phone:+353 (0)868870478

Dingle, county Kerry, Eire