A Review by Matt Mooney of Reuben Woolley’s latest collection of poems ‘Some time we are heroes’
Reuben Woolley has had poems published in many print and online journals such as Tears in the Fence, Lighthouse, The Interpreter’s House, Domestic Cherry, The Stare’s Nest, Proletarian Poet, Ink Sweat and Tears, The Poet Shed, And Other Poems, Nutshells and Nuggets, Yellow Chair Review, Bone Orchard Poetry and the Screech Owl. He also contributed two poems to the anthology, The Dizziness of Freedom. He has had five books published, the last being sometime we are heroes with The Corrupt Press. Another book, this hall of several tortures is forthcoming in September this year with Knives Forks and Spoons Press. He edits the online magazines, I am not a silent poet and The Curly Mind. Runner-up in the Overton Poetry Pamphlet competition, 2015 and also runner-up of the Erbacce Prize, 2015.
Matt Mooney. Born in Kilchreest, Co. Galway in 1943, he has lived in Listowel since 1966. His four collections of poems are: Droving(2003), Falling Apples (2010),
Earth to Earth (2015) and The Singing Woods (2017). Some of his poems have been included in: The Galway Review,Feasta, First Cut, West 47, Duilleoga, Striking a Cord, The Applicant, Poetry Breakfast, Poems on the Edge, Focus Education UK Ltd. and in the Amaravati Poetic Prism Anthology 2018.