Alice Kinsella is an Irish writer. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of publications, including Headspace magazine, The Fem literary magazine, Poethead, Icarus, Headstuff, The Galway Review, The Sunday Independent, Skylight47, Boyne Berries, A New Ulster, and The Ofi Press. Her work has been shortlisted for several competitions, the Annual Bangor Poetry Competition 2016, Hungry Hills Wild Atlantic Words Poetry Competition 2016, the Jonathan Swift Awards, and the Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Competition 2016. Her play The Passing debuted during the Liberties Festival 2016, and will return to stage in 2017.
The First Time I Cooked Chicken.
Pink is the colour of life
Pink is the rose hip of a woman at the heart
Pink is the hum of your mouth and sun drenched
There’s the hint of pink on daisies when
But pink is also the colour of death
Pink is a suggestion of sickness when I pierce the skin and dissect
It’s the quiver of the comb atop feathers
It’s the colour of cunt