Shark tank: Damien Hirst with his piece Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living in 2013.  Photograph: Natalie Naccache/New York Times

Are artists different? Some lines from Thomas Kinsella are stuck in my mind: “I wonder whether one expects/ Flowing tie or expert sex …/ Of poets any (...)

 Kanye West performing on stage at the  Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in 2015. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Lena Dunham has publicly condemned Kanye West’s “sickening” new music video, calling it “one of the more disturbing ‘artistic’ efforts in recent memor(...)

Bent Knees Are a Give by Isabel Nolan

Bent Knees Are a Give – Isabel Nolan Kerlin Gallery, Dublin **** The poet and priest John Donne died in 1631. His memorial statue, at (...)