The Ofi Press Magazine

International Poetry and Literature from Mexico City

Alice Kinsella: 1 Poem Published

Poem by Alice Kinsella (Ireland)

Published in The Ofi Press issue 50






It rained only when we seemed to find

Some sliver of contentment

When our socks had dried out again

Or we found a windless spot to have a cigarette

We said we’d make the most of it anyway

Which only seemed to serve as permission

For the heavens to throw open their gates. 

About the Poet

Alice Kinsella is an Irish writer. She holds a BA(hons) in English Literature and Philosophy from TCD. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in a variety of publications, including Headspace magazine, The Fem literary magazine, Poetry NI Holocaust memorial anthology, Poethead, Icarus, Headstuff, The Galway Review, Poethead, The Sunday Independent, Skylight47, Boyne Berries and Flare.

She has been listed in several competitions including Creative Writing Ink’s poetry competition January 2016, Fourth Annual Bangor Poetry Competition, Hungry Hill Wild Atlantic Words Poetry Competition and the Over the Edge new writers competition 2016. 

Image: "Summer storm" by Gary Crawford.