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Anna Allen – Train Hopping

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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Alec Solomita – Two Poems

Alec Solomita has published fiction in Heart of Flesh, Southword Journal, The Mississippi Review, and Southwest Review, among other publications. He was shortlisted by the Bridport Prize and Southword Journal, and named a finalist by the Noctua Review. His poetry has appeared in Poetica, Algebra of Owls, The Galway Review, The … Continue reading

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Catherine DeWolf – Three Poems

Catherine DeWolf was raised in Libertyville,IL, and moved West because of a “feeling” she had. From there it was UCLA plus guitar in Rock n’ Roll bands. After graduation, Catherine traveled, then moved to Boston, Dallas, back to L.A., and … Continue reading

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James Rogers – The Pass

James Rogers, originally from Leitrim, now lives in New York and teaches maths at the United Nations International School. His short story, “The Ball,” published in The Leitrim Guardian, won the M J MacManus award in 2016 and recently “Maguire’s … Continue reading

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Brian Hurley – Stranger

Brian Hurley is an emerging Irish writer based in Ballina, Co. Tipperary. As well as having previously been published in the online ezine Epoque Borders Edition, Brian has also published many articles ranging from linguistics to social justice. After completing … Continue reading

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Daniel Sammon – The Power of Words

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 … 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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Marie O’Shea – After The Fall

Marie O’Shea studied Sociology at UCC. She lives on the Beara Peninsula with her husband and three (biggish) children.  When she’s not doing her day job, she’s busy trying to be a writer.  Her short story ‘The Friendly Match’ was … Continue reading

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Katacha Díaz – Dangerous Game

Katacha Díaz is a Peruvian American writer. Wanderlust and love of travel have taken her all over the world to gather material for her stories. Her prose and poetry has been published internationally in literary journals, print and online magazines, … Continue reading

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Alec Solomita – Advice

Alec Solomita has published fiction in the Southword Journal, The Mississippi Review, Southwest Review, and Heart of Flesh, 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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Ceinwen E. Cariad Haydon – Two Poems

Ceinwen E. Cariad Haydon lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. She writes short stories and poetry. She has been widely published in web magazines and print anthologies. She was Highly Commended in the Blue Nib Chapbook Competition [Spring 2018], won the Hedgehog Press Poetry … Continue reading

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Kieran Egan – Two Poems

Kieran Egan lives in Vancouver, Canada. His chapbook, ‘Among the branches,’ is forthcoming from Alfred Gustav Press. He was shortlisted for the Times Literary Supplement Mick Imlah prize in 2017, and his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the … Continue reading

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