MICHAEL J. WHELAN: Historian, Writer & Poet
Hello, my name is Michael J. Whelan. I am a historian, writer and poet. I have been a Peacekeeper serving with the Irish Defence Forces in warzones around the world, as have my friends and some family members. I know that my experiences and my position as a witness in these conflict areas, although I did not realise it then, has coloured how I see the world and my place in it ever since. All history is conflict, conflict is a catalyst for change in the human experience and I fear it – that sizemic change affected through war!
My interest is the human experience of conflict as described through the written and spoken word. History records the facts, Poetry the emotion and the nature of its impact -’wars futility’- on the…
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