Theatre and book reviews by Janice Dempsey
The search for wreckage from MH370, the airliner that vanished over the South China Sea last month, has largely faded from the news, for the moment. For weeks it claimed the attention of most of the world, a mystery, and a human tragedy once it was accepted that the passengers on board were almost certainly lost in the mountains and crevasses of the deepest parts of the Indian Ocean - but still without an explanation of the causes of the incident. The relatives of the survivors have conspiracy theories, fears of hijacking and kidnapping of their loved ones, as the only hope that they may still be alive - a terrible choice of fates for them to visualise as they wait impotently. This is poem is distilled from a complex tragedy that is still not over. It's still in draft form.