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Susan Tepper – Wingless Birds

Susan Tepper is the author of eight published books of fiction and poetry. Her most recent book just out in June is a road novel titled “What Drives Men.” It was shortlisted at American Book Fest Best Book Awards. Other honors … Continue reading

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John  Lysaght – The Loneliness of Simeon Jones

John  Lysaght is a poet and writer of fiction who began honing his craft while a student  at the University  of Scranton, graduating in 1968 with a B.A. in English and Classics.  Here, his work first appeared in Esprit, the … Continue reading

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Maeve McKenna – Portrait

Maeve McKenna is from Dublin and now lives in Sligo. In 2018, her work was shortlisted for the Red Line Poetry Competition and highly commended in the iYeats International Poetry Competition. In 2019, she was highly commended in the Frances … Continue reading

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Berni Dwan – Arrivals and departures

Berni Dwan’s first collection, Frankly Baby, was published by Lapwing in 2018. In 2017, she won second prize in the Johnathan Swift Creative Writing Awards. In 2019 she was shortlisted for the Anthony Cronin International Poetry Award. She performed her … Continue reading

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Matthew Brennan – Two Poems

Matthew Brennan has contributed poems and criticism to Poetry Ireland Review, Notre Dame Review, Sewanee Review, New York Times Book Review, South Carolina Review, Commonweal, South Dakota Review, and elsewhere. His fifth and most recent book of poems, One Life, … Continue reading

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Nigel Jarrett – Close contacts: Eroticism, Nudity, Pornography, and Burlesque

Nigel Jarrett  is a former daily-newspaperman and a double prizewinner: the Rhys Davies Award for short fiction and the inaugural Templar Shorts award. His first story collection, Funderland, was widely praise by the Guardian, the Independent, and elsewhere. His debut … Continue reading

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Kevin McManus- Shadows falling upon the island

Kevin McManus is an award winning writer from Carrigallen in Leitrim. He has published six novels so far and hopes to publish a short story and poetry anthology this year. Shadows falling upon the island I A heavy swell spilled … Continue reading

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Alec Solomita – There Are Mysteries

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 poetry has … Continue reading

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James Mulhern – Piano

James Mulhern has published fiction or poetry in literary journals and anthologies over seventy times. In 2013, he was 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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Yvonne Morris – Fuzzy Lollipop

Yvonne Morris is the author of Mother was a Sweater Girl (The Heartland Review Press, 2016). She has been published in a variety of print and online journals, most recently the Bengaluru Review. In 2019, she was featured as a … Continue reading

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Grace Curtis – Even-turn

Grace Curtis is the author of three collections of poetry, Everything Gets Old, (Dos Madres, 2019) The Shape of a Box, (Dos Madres, 2014). Her chapbook, The Surly Bonds of Earth, was selected by Stephen Dunn as the 2010 winner … Continue reading

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Gordon Ferris – The Changeling

Gordon Ferris is a sixty-two-year-old Dublin writer living in 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 Ulster and The Galway Review … Continue reading

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