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Two Derry Dances

This chapter is another from The Poets’ Stairwell, a picaresque novel-in-progress. Boon and Henry are young Australian poets on the road in search of their muses and, in this chapter, have reached Londonderry after a peculiar and nervous encounter with a gunman called Titus. Eva Swart and Beamish are two Australian acquaintances of Boon and Henry who reappear from time to time in the story, bringing trouble. Another excerpt from The Poets’ Stairwell appeared in the July-August 2009 issue. Two Derry Dances We tramped the remaining miles into Londonderry, passed under the old town walls where the muzzles of cannon…

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