Issue 40 January 15 2020

Featuring

Winner of The Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2020. ‘The Tradition’ by Jericho Brown – Reviewed

‘Jericho Brown's 'The Tradition' explores legacy, racism, queerness, trauma and where personal concerns intersect with historical legacies

Brimstone by Clint Wastling

Clint Wastling’s poetry has been published in Dream Catcher, Strix, Marble and online with The Algebra of Owls.

An Exploration of the Rise and Fall of Alt-Lit by Ada Wofford

Part two of A Critical Examination of 21st Century Poetry.

On bilingualism, innate hybridity and loss

Clara Burghelea speaks about the struggle and the freedom of writing in a second language.

Plus

Dave Kavanagh chats to featured poet Rose Mary Boehm

With her latest full-length collection, ‘The Rain Girl’, due from Chaffinch Press in 2020, Rose Mary Boehm speaks to Dave Kavanagh

Dave Kavanagh chats to Kieran Devaney

Kieran Devaney has reported on and produced programmes around the world for TV am, Channel 4, ITN and Sky News in the United Kingdom, CNN in the United States

Tracy Gaughan in conversation with Nicola Harrison

Nicola Harrison is a lecturer in Singing & Interpretation of song at Pembroke College, Oxford, a vocal teacher,...

Clara Burghelea in conversation with featured poet Edvin Subašić

Edvin Subašić was born and raised in Bosnia-Herzegovina., he immigrated to the US in 1997 as a...

Anne Tannam speaks to Clara Burghelea

Anne Tannam is a Dublin poet with two collections: Tides Shifting Across My Sitting Room Floor (Salmon...

Featured Poet Amy Barry talks to Clara Burghelea

Amy Barry took 1st and 2nd prize in the English Poetry at PAU World Poetry Day in 2017 and 2018. Is a recipient of Neruda Award 2017 (Poetry) Crispiano, Italy. Highly Commended (Poetry) in SiarSceal International Literary Festival in 2017 and 2019.

Denise O’Hagan, Editorial Issue 41

Denise O'Hagan on the depth of poetry and on her selections for issue 41

Clara Burghelea Editorial Issue 41

Poetry Selected by Clara Burghelea and Tracy Gaughan Editorial  In a world...

‘Would I talk to Her?’ Flash by Sass O Flynn

Sucessful poet Sass O'Flynn turns her hand to fiction for the first time.

‘The Go Aways’ Fiction by Marlon Martinez

Marlon Martinez's writings reflect his curiosity about drugs, sex, the forgotten, addiction, recovery, love and other technologies.

‘A Migrant Story’, Eugen Bacon

Eugen Bacon is an African Australian author.

Micah Granada, Short Fiction

Micah Granada is a creative writing student at the University of the Philippines-Diliman’s Institute for Creative Writing.

‘Tackling Middle-Aged Men’. Michael Chacksfield

Michael Chacksfield is a proud member of the PG Wodehouse Society,

‘Every Thought Flies’. Fiction by K.P. Taylor

South African born author, K.P. Taylor

‘Luna Moth’ fiction by M.E. Proctor

Journalist and author, M.E. Proctor.

‘ #Badsex’ Short Fiction by Sam Hall

Sam Hall is managing editor of Confluence Magazine

‘Jitty’. Short Fiction by David Gladwin

What inhabits the narrow cobbled lanes of your town. David Gladwin's atmospheric piece may hold the answers.

‘Girl Grief’. Short fiction by Cathy Donelan

Cathy Donelan’s first play featured in the 2019 Galway Fringe.

That old life. Short fiction by Rosalind Goldsmith

Poet, teacher, translator and playwright, Rosalind Goldsmith.

The Clock Goes Back, Short fiction by Conor Jarrett

Conor Jarrett is a teacher, translator and writer from Naas, Co Kildare.

3 Poems by Francis O’Hare

Francis O’Hare’s new collection, Sailing to Omeath, was published by Arlen House, Dublin (January 2020)

Featured Poet Rose Mary Boehm

Rose's, ‘The Rain Girl’, will be published by Chaffinch Press in 2020

A poem by Doreena Jennings

Doreena Jennings is a member of the award winning ‘Carlow Writers Co-op

Poetry by Katharine Goda

Katharine Goda was highly commended in the Blue Nib Chapbook competition 2019

3 poems by Paul Jeffcutt

Paul Jeffcutt has won 32 awards for poetry in national and international competitions in Ireland, the UK and the USA

‘Recordings’ a poem by Claire Basarich

Claire Basarich’s first collection was short listed for the Live Canon 2019 pamphlet competition. 

Anne Ballard, Poetry.

Anne Ballard won first prize in the Poetry on the Lake Competition 2015 and 2018.

‘Kintyre’ a poem by by Carol McKay

Carol McKay won the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship in 2010

A Poem by A C Clarke

A.C. Clarke's A Troubling Woman (Oversteps Books), came out in 2017

‘Death Be Not Proud’ by Marilyn June Janson

I do not live in a Jewish community nor attend synagogue. Faith lives within my heart.