Ragpicker poetry

This website was founded on a whim in late 2019 as a space to share my poems (POETRY), to gather together information about some of the other initiatives I've been involved in (OTHER), and to recommend a few cultural sites & links that have held my attention and are available online (FAVOURITES). It also features occasional ESSAYS, some of which are also available in paperback format as a Ragpicker Edition (One Big Union).


The content reflects my interests as a writer and reader, first and foremost. My only hope is to create a personal compendium, which passers-by can do with as they please.


All the images on the main site are from Lewis Hine's New York collection (1910-1930), and have been downloaded from the public art archive artstor.org.


To anyone who would like to buy my books or otherwise support my work: thank you, firstly, and you can do so at this link. In any case, I hope you enjoy the site!


~ Ciarán O'Rourke