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The Write Life With Clare Morris

‘Rum, Sodomy and the Lash’ by Kieran Devaney

And they never knew what went on in the hallowed halls of one of Liverpool oldest Catholic schools. They also never knew of our struggle to get out.

‘For the Helpers’ by Annie K. Nuzum

We hear explosions and weapons firing nearby which shatter some of the glass in our apartment. Frighteningly, this becomes normal.

‘It’s Not Personal But… ‘ by Sarah Leavesley

Winner of the Chaffinch Press Aware Award for Poetry 2021, Sarah Leavesley explores 'the power of the personal to reveal universal truths.'

‘Basil, the Bold and the Beautiful’ by Jennifer Watts

He was terrifying and glorious, loving and moody, a personality I took turns at loving and loathing

‘The Allure’ by Phillip Hall

Phillip Hall explains how pain can be subdued with love and nurture - and through it all there is poetry.

‘Choosing The Ending’ by Melissa Todd

With only one life to my name, it seems a shame to limit my experiences and outlook. If you take charge of your own story, you get to choose the ending.

‘Oscar, Seamus, Tench, and Nylon Filament’ by Nigel Jarrett

Simple pleasures are the last refuge of the complex

‘Griefs Enough’ by Mike Smith

Poet and writer, Mike Smith explores the principal themes in the work of three short story writers, each with 'elements of the universal'

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To kids for whom going to Connecticut held the excitement of a trans-Atlantic voyage, and journeying to Pennsylvania was as exotic as visiting the Orient, this was quite an adventure.

An Interview with Adam J Sorkin

Adam J Sorkin generously shares what it means to be creative and co-creative in the translation process, focusing on the joys and challenges of artistic collaborations.

‘A Glorious Kind Of Madness’ by Brendan Landers

We wordmongers can be an odd assortment of nutjobs. Who of us in our right minds, if we ever found ourselves to be in right minds, would choose this writing life?

Jeff Santosuosso reviews Eleanor Kedney’s ‘Between the Earth and Sky’

Jeff Santosuosso reviews Eleanor Kedney's 'Between the Earth and Sky'

Two poems by Jena Woodhouse

Delve into the dark world of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch through these two evocative poems in the ekphrastic tradition by Australian poet Jena Woodhouse!

‘Ha and Ha’ by Chris Eder

Benny opens mouth to brush teeth. I sit scowling between bottom incisors. Tongue hangs over me like umbrella. Drool drips around me. He looks happy. Glad someone is happy.

‘Pear Blossom In October’ by Lani O’ Hanlon

How vulnerable it is to be human. I worry for all young creatures and the earth they are being born into.

Mary O’Malley in conversation with Tracy Gaughan

'Eavan gave me the letters of Lowell and Bishop so that I would see one relationship between a man and a woman who were literary equals, and see that he regarded her as such. That’s how to teach.' Irish woman of letters, Mary O’Malley speaks to Tracy Gaughan about her life in literature, education and music, the rich culture that shaped her imagination and why place is not always tethered to location.