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Patrick Deeley – Recipient 2019 O’Shaughnessy Poetry Award

Patrick Deeley is from Mullagh, outside of Loughrea, Co. Galway. He has published six previous collections of poems with the internationally-recognized Dedalus Press, including The Bones of Creation (2008), as well as Groundswell: New and Selected Poems (2013). Deeley’s seventh … Continue reading

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James Mulhern – “The Crosswalk”

James Mulhern has published fiction in over seventy literary journals and anthologies. In 2013, he was chosen as a finalist for the Tuscany Prize in Catholic Fiction. In 2015, Mr. Mulhern was awarded a fully paid writing fellowship to Oxford … Continue reading

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Jesse Mavro Diamond – Elegy for Devron

Jesse Mavro Diamond ‘s poetry has been published in many journals in The U.S. Her awards include first place in Eidos magazine’s international poetry competition for “A Very Sober Story,” The Tennessee Williams Literary Festival’s “One of Ten Best Poems … Continue reading

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MIKE DOUSE – Monumental

MIKE DOUSE now lives Mountain Ash in Wales but hopes at some time to return to Ennis and renewing his involvement with the Clare Poetry Collective. A former Head Teacher and Education Professor, he has worked in and advised on … Continue reading

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Billy Fenton – Seaweed

Billy Fenton writes poetry and short stories. His work has been published in the Irish Times, Poetry Ireland Review, Bangor Literary Journal, Crannog, Galway Review, and others. He was shortlisted for a Hennessy Award in 2018, and was awarded a … Continue reading

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Gordon Ferris – Questions

Gordon Ferris is a sixty-two old year Dublin writer living in Ballyshannon in Co Donegal for the past thirty-six years. He is a member of the Dublin Writers Forum and has had poetry and short stories published in A New … Continue reading

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Peter F. Crowley – Fear

Peter F. Crowley is an independent writer and scholar with a M.S. in Conflict Resolution, Global Studies from Northeastern University. His writings can be found in Boston Literary Magazine, Mint Press News, (several publications in) Wilderness House Literary Review, 34th … Continue reading

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Alec Solomita- The Best Day

Alec Solomita’s fiction has appeared in the Southwest Review, The Mississippi Review, Southword Journal, and The Drum (audio), among other publications. He was shortlisted by the Bridport Prize and Southword Journal, and named a finalist by the Noctua Review. His … Continue reading

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N.K. Woods – Risks & Rascals

N.K. Woods worked in financial services for years but left the world of business behind to study Creative Writing in the University of Edinburgh. She received her MSc in 2018 and has since had stories published by Tales From the Forest, The Galway Review and Queen … Continue reading

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N.K. Woods – In Close Quarters

N.K. Woods worked in financial services for years but left the world of business and banks behind to study Creative Writing in the University of Edinburgh. She received her MSc in 2018 and has since had stories published by Tales From The Forest and The Galway … Continue reading

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Arbër Ahmetaj – The Dilemma 

Arber Ahmetaj has published several novels and short stories. He lives in Sion, Switzerland. His books have been published in French, Romanian, Hungarian, etc. He also writes poetry. Some prestigious European literary magazines have evaluated his books as important contributions to … Continue reading

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Anne Marie Kennedy & Darryl Vance – Snared

Anne Marie Kennedy is an award winning writer, performance poet, playwright, freelance journalist, motivational speaker and creative writing teacher. She lives on a small farm in rural Galway with her husband and a menagerie of four legged people. Her blog-from-the-bog … Continue reading

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