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Mary Deely – Two Poems

Mary Deely is a graduate of the MA (Writing) in NUI Galway 2018. Recent published work includes An Ocean for the Old in Ropes Journal. A short film she wrote, Stalking Colin Farrell, was broadcast on RTÉ. My Trusty Steed … Continue reading

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Ali Whitelock – natural born goat killer

Ali Whitelock is a Scottish poet and writer living on the south coast of Sydney. Her debut poetry collection, ‘and my heart crumples like a coke can’ was published this year by Wakefield Press, Adelaide and my memoir, ‘Poking seaweed … Continue reading

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Bruce Rowe – Barbarous Inefficiency

Bruce Rowe was born in the Deep South of Louisiana where folklore and myths are as plentiful as fireflies in the Bluebonnet Swamp on a midsummer’s night. He has integrated supernatural elements from those myths into his stories. He has … Continue reading

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Maria Nikolaisen – The Death of Danny McLaughlin

Maria Nikolaisen, born in Andenes, Norway in 1994, came to Ireland in 2013 to do the BA of Arts With Creative Writing at NUIG. She has always been an eager traveller, and has an eclectic work history, including kindergarten teaching, … Continue reading

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Stephen Glennon – A Thorny Briar’s Lament 

Stephen Glennon is a journalist with the Connacht & City Tribunes. With 25 years’ experience, he has also contributed items to other provincial and national newspapers, numerous radio stations and to RTE. His first book, ‘To Win Just Once’, charting … Continue reading

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Bern Butler – From Diary of a Prison Teacher

Bern Butler was born and raised in Shantalla in Galway City. She is a writer of prose and poetry, has been short and long-listed in several national competitions and published in ‘Force 10,’ and ‘The Grey Castle,’ (Ed. By Dermot … Continue reading

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Kerry Graham – Recipe for disaster

Kerry Graham is currently studying in NUI Galway towards a Masters in Writing, having already completed her BA in English and Classics there in 2018. Hailing from Donegal, Kerry has always pursued her passion for writing, having been published first … Continue reading

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Ruairí Kennedy – Ruffled Feathers

Ruairí Kennedy was born in London, and raised near Killarney, County Kerry for most of his childhood. He was awarded a BA in Ancient and Medieval History and Culture at Trinity College Dublin in 2016, and is currently pursuing an … Continue reading

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Féilim James – Tow Poems

Féilim James is a writer from Dublin. His poetry and prose through both English and Irish have earned a number of awards and publications. Journals which have published Féilim’s writing include A New Ulster, Icarus, Trinity Journal of Literary Translation, … Continue reading

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Matt Mooney – Three Poems

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, … Continue reading

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Ruth Hosty – Breathes in the Dark

Ruth Hosty and is a twenty year old creative writing student attending the National University of Ireland Galway (She says she’s twenty but was really born to be a granny). She’s loved writing since a young age. Her first vivid … Continue reading

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GERRY MC DONNELL – FIVE HAIKU

GERRY MC DONNELL was born in Dublin in 1950. He has had five collections of poetry published. He has an enduring interest in Irish Jewry and in the Irish poet James Clarence Mangan (1803-1849) and has published extensively and written … Continue reading

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