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Bonnie Naradzay – Five Poems

Bonnie Naradzay studied with Eamon Grennan at a workshop in Dingle in 2006 and has returned to Ireland many times since. Recent poems are in: American Journal of Poetry, New Letters, RHINO, EPOCH, The Ekphrastic Review (http://www.ekphrastic.net/), and others. Poems … Continue reading

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Alec Solomita – The Truth About Weather

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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Marie Sheppard Nolan – Bald, Pale, Unable to Inhale

Marie Sheppard Nolan was born in Galway city and received a Bachelor of Arts from the National University of Ireland. Over the years she has written numerous poems and short stories and is currently researching her family history for a … Continue reading

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Jesse Mavro Diamond – Chetwynd Morning

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 in … Continue reading

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Angela Washington – Five Poems

Angela Washington retired and moved to Ireland in 2014 and a couple of years later she went to her first creative writing course. After a work-life-time spent working with people with brain injury – and writing reports for them and … Continue reading

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Stewart Devitt – Troubled waters

Stewart Devitt was born in Belfast, worked and played there and in Dublin, donning the jerseys of Instonians and Bective Rangers rugby clubs. An experienced training professional, specialising in communication and personal development, he now lives in Auckland. New Zealand and … Continue reading

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Kevin McManus – These days will pass

Kevin McManus is a an award winning writer and poet from County Leitrim. He has published six novels so far and has anthology of his poetry and short stories entitled “The stillness of Lakes” coming out in the coming months. … Continue reading

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Mike Dillon – Glengarriff

Mike Dillon, a retired community newspaper publisher, lives on Puget Sound northwest of Seattle, USA. He is the author of four books of poetry and three books of haiku. His most recent book, “Departures,” a book of poetry and prose … Continue reading

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James Mulhern – Assumptions

James Mulhern’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in over one hundred literary journals and anthologies. In 2013, he was a Finalist for the Tuscany Prize in Catholic Fiction. In 2015, Mr. Mulhern was awarded a fully paid writing fellowship … Continue reading

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Daniel Sammon – COVID-19

Daniel Sammon recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Writing from NUIG. It was late in life when he discovered he had a latent talent or a hidden love of the written word. Not long after his first book was published … Continue reading

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Stephen O’Reilly – Nod

Stephen O’Reilly lives in Killeeneenmore, Craughwell, Co. Galway. He is a recipient of the 2019 RTE Short Story Award in honour of Francis MacManus and a Molly Keane Memorial Award. His work has been published in various collections in the … Continue reading

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Roger Lathbury – This But Not Just This

This But Not Just This Where the Lighthouse Begins by Timothy Houghton. Cliffs of Moher [Eire]: Salmon Poetry. 62 pp, $14.95, €12.             A major poet, claimed W. H. Auden, changes over time: his later work is not like his … Continue reading

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