Photography © Jennifer Matthews
Leave a stone with my name so you
could find me as a home once again,
when I’m long gone and forgotten
by my only friends.
Doesn’t mean you’ll ever visit,
but the thought is still there to warm
my bones when the seasons freeze.
Rachel Marie Cleary is a media student in Dublin, Ireland who has also been studying literature, film and media for the past few years. In her spare time she creates artwork out of her poetry using cut outs from newspapers, and also writes short stories and paints acrylic paintings. Her writing style is usually centered around the themes of horror, society, self image and romance. One of her main projects at the moment is creating art pieces in any country she has visited using their local newspapers. With covid settling down, Cleary has been able to create works in Germany, The Netherlands and England, with hopefully more to come/
Poet/Photographer Jennifer Matthews’ poetry has been published in Nepal by Pen Himalaya and locally by the Wilderness Retreat Writers Organization, Midway Journal, The Somerville Times, Ibbetson Street Press and Boston Girl Guide. Jennifer was nominated for a poetry award by the Cambridge Arts Council for her book of Poetry Fairy Tales and Misdemeanors. Her songs have been released nationally and internationally and her photography has been used as covers for a number of Ibbetson Street Press poetry books and has been exhibited at The Middle East Restaurant, 1369 Coffeehouses, Sound Bites Restaurant in Somerville and McLean Hospital.