Category Archives: Review

Matt Mooney’s Review of Shyam Sunder Sharma’s ‘Adrift’

        Lieutenant Colonel Shyam Sunder Sharma, Shaurya Chakra is a decorated War wounded veteran. An avid poet, keen birdwatcher and nature lover, Shyam is a widely travelled person who has served all over India and in the UN … Continue reading

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – The Galway Review 8 (Printed Edition), April 2020

Submission guidelines: Submissions, poetry, short fiction, plays and non-fiction or extracts, reviews and criticism (up to 2500 words) now being sought for the next issue of  The Galway Review 8,  printed Edition, (April 2020). We are also interested in receiving … Continue reading

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Bill Nichols – A retreat into lovely, tragic Irish history

Bill Nichols was raised in Oregon and educated at Park College, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Missouri, and Yale University. For years he taught literature, writing, and environmental studies at Ohio’s Denison University. His publications include York’s Journal: A Novel (2005), … Continue reading

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‘Rogue States’ by Fred Johnston reviewed by Matt Mooney

The aptly titled ‘Rogue States’ by Galway’s Belfast born Fred Johnston takes you to places you don’t really want to be. It helps a lot in most cases to have been there sometime in your life, broken or otherwise or … Continue reading

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Douglas Cole’s Blue Island 

The poems of Douglas Cole’s Blue Island are wrought in the rich topography of film noir— employing the textures of city streets at night, Cole’s images are often looming and restless, even sublime, weaving the rhythm and mood of Miles Davis’s jazz, while … Continue reading

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‘Peripheral’ by Faye Boland reviewed by Matt Mooney

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). Winner of The Pádraig … Continue reading

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FRED JOHNSTON – REMEMBERING NOTRE DAME DE PARIS  

Fred Johnston  is an Irish poet, novelist, literary critic and musician. He is the founder and current director of the Western Writers’ Centre in Galway. He co-founded the Irish Writers’ Co-operative in 1974, and founded Galway’s annual Cúirt International Festival of Literature … Continue reading

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Artists Sought for Major Irish Language Project

Fáilte | Welcome Glac páirt ann | Be part of it Call for Artists NEW Workshop for artists applying for Aistriú commission Call for Translations When Europe is faced with unprecedented immigration… …twentieth-century Gaelic texts provide a vocabulary to respond to … Continue reading

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Ndrek Gjini’s ‘The Invention of Shoes’ reviewed by Matt Mooney

Ndrek Gjini’s second collection of poems published by Galway Academic Press under the title of ‘The Invention of Shoes’ is a wonderful exposé of the life and poetic craft of an Albanian who became a Galwegian. It has revealed him … Continue reading

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Promotional video for Cúirt International Festival of Literature 2019. Margadh by poet Máire Holmes, read by Páraic Breathnach

Promotional video for Cúirt International Festival of Literature 2019. Margadh by poet Máire Holmes, read by Páraic Breathnach

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Cúirt International Festival of Literature – 2019

A Welcome from Programme Director, Emily Cullen Fáilte is fiche go Cúirt Litríochta na bliana seo. A very warm welcome to the 34th annual Cúirt International Festival of Literature. Cúirt 2019 is one of our most broadly international festivals yet … Continue reading

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ANNE MC CABE launches her new novel, ‘SO MUCH AT ONE’, a spiritual love story

Friday 29th March 2019, in Monroe’s, Galway.6-8pm. Anne McCabe’s new novel, ‘So Much at One’ is a story about loss and longing in a life of celibacy. It tells the story of a monk in an enclosed order who meets … Continue reading

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