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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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Peter Toeg – The Last Words He Never Heard

Peter Toeg has lived in the Midwest USA for twenty-five years, taught English in a university, and worked as a technical writer. He writes full-time now: mostly memoir and short stories. Writing is his avocation. He has two published mystery … Continue reading

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Ciarán O’Rourke – Three Poems

Ciarán O’Rourke was born in 1991 and is based in Dublin. Winner of the Lena Maguire/Cúirt New Irish Writing Award 2009, the Westport Poetry Prize 2015, and the Fish Poetry Prize 2016, Ciarán’s poetry has been widely published. His first … Continue reading

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Steve Carr – Honeysuckle

Steve Carr, who lives in Richmond, Va., began his writing career as a military journalist and has had over 230 short stories published internationally in print and online magazines, literary journals and anthologies since June, 2016. He has two collections … Continue reading

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Galway poet Trevor Conway will launch his second collection, Breeding Monsters, in The Crane Bar on Saturday 1 December at 6pm

Galway poet Trevor Conway will launch his second collection, Breeding Monsters, in The Crane Bar on Saturday 1 December at 6pm Galway poet Trevor Conway will launch his second collection, Breeding Monsters, in The Crane Bar on Saturday 1 December … Continue reading

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Benjamin Keatinge – Three Poems

Benjamin Keatinge is a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. He has edited Making Integral: Critical Essays on Richard Murphy, forthcoming from Cork University Press. From 2007 to 2016 he worked as Associate Professor of English … Continue reading

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William Ruleman – Two Poems

Formerly a professor of English, William Ruleman now devotes himself to writing and painting. His most recent books include the poetry collection From Rage to Hope (White Violet Books, 2016) and his translations of Hermann Hesse’s Early Poems (Cedar Springs … Continue reading

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Jamie Logue – Patong Beach

Jamie Logue was born in Carlisle and was raised in a small village in Cumbria. He graduated from Newcastle University with a first class honours degree in English Literature and is currently studying for an MLitt in Postcolonial and World … Continue reading

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Matthew McCabe – soilseacht

Matthew McCabe is a music professor at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, United States. He is a technologist, composer, and writer who performs and records with the band Wolf & Clover among others. … Continue reading

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Anna Allen – Primrose  Cottage  

Anna Allen, born in County Wicklow, has lived in Connemara for over thirty years. Though the idea of writing nagged and haunted her, having married and started a family that grew and grew, there were too many other calls on … Continue reading

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