MARK TREDINNICK IN CONVERSATION WITH DENISE O’HAGAN

In this in-depth and articulate conversation, celebrated Australian poet Mark Tredinnick shares some of his insights on poetry - what first drew him to it, what it means to him, and how he works.

Thanks for the Memories

Maggie Sawkins and Margaret Kiernan share poignant memories from their childhood.

‘Ezekiel’ by Eugene Yakubu

The village was gloomy when I got there. Its hand to its cheeks. Last time I was here my grandfather Bobai Lambaya was being buried. Now my brother.

Poetry by Alwyn Marriage

Managing editor of the publishing house, Oversteps Books, Alwyn's eleven books include poetry, fiction and nonfiction.

Emma Lee reviews ‘Tymes Goe By Turnes Solstice Shorts Festival 2020’ edited Cherry Potts

Emma Lee reviews 'Tymes Goe By Turnes Solstice Shorts Festival 2020' edited by Cherry Potts

Issue 44 | Winter 2020

OF SATURDAYS MADE HOLY, Poetry by Michael D Higgins

Michael D. Higgins is one of Ireland’s leading public intellectuals. He was a member of Dáil Éireann for Galway West for 25 years and in 1993, was appointed as Ireland’s first Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht. In 2011, Michael D. Higgins was elected the ninth President of Ireland and was re-elected to a second term in 2018.

Poetry by Helen Mort

Poety by the award winning poet and novelist Helen Mort whose 'Never Leave the Dog Behind', a memoir exploring the relationship between dogs, mountains and people was published by Vertebrate in September 2020.

Kevin Barry talks to Dave Kavanagh

Booker prize nominee, Kevin Barry takes time out to speak to Dave Kavanagh about his work, his routine and how he approaches his craft.

‘Grendel’s Mother’ by Featured Writer, Una Mannion

'The baby’s soft fist brushed her cheek and the light touch felt like reproach. Pause. Be kinder.'

Two Poems by Ivy Alvarez

New Zealand-based poet Ivy Alvarez draws us in with her edgy, sensual prose poetry weaved from an engagement with Filipino idiomatic expressions.

Two Poems by Judith Beveridge

From iconic surfers to washer women at work – acclaimed Australian poet Judith Beveridge shows her impressive range in these two exquisite works!

Poetry by Maram al-Masri, translated by Theo Dorgan

Born in Syria, long-time exiled in Paris, Maram al-Masri has built up a devoted international following for her poems, which she writes in both Arabic and French.

Poetry by Mary O’Malley

Mary O’Malley's eight collection, GAUDENT ANGELI was published by Carcanet in 2019. She has served on the council of Poetry Ireland, held the Chair of Irish Studies at Villanova University and has held Residencies in Paris, Tarragona, New York and NUI Galway.

The Print Magazine

‘(Un)belonging’ by Nathaneal O’Reilly -Reviewed

Emma Lee reviews Nathaneal O'Reilly's latest poetry collection , '(Un)belonging'

Interview With Featured Poet, Peter Bakowski

Denise: What drew you to poetry in the first place, and when did you start writing? Peter: I started writing poetry in 1983 at a friend’s farmhouse...

B. Anne Adriaens -Poetry

B. ANNE ADRIAENS currently lives and writes in Somerset, Britain. Her work often reflects her interest in alienation and all things weird and dark, as well as her concerns about pollution and the environment in general. She’s written several dystopian short (and not so short) pieces and is putting together a poetry collection exploring the many places where she’s lived. She attended the Poetry Summer School at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, in June 2017 and the following July, she was awarded the title of Frome Festival Poet Laureate. Her work has previously appeared in Helios Quarterly, B.A.D. (The Bees Are Dead) and Harpur Palate, as well as on several online literary platforms.

The Last Time We Saw Strangers – Reviewed

The Last Time We Saw Strangers, by Christopher Hopkins Clare Songbirds Publishing House  Chapbook Series ISBN 978-1-947653-24-5 In the new year in Issue 20, I was pleased to...