Best of Irish Poetry 2009
Best of Irish Poetry 2010

Editor: Matthew Sweeney



Songs of Earth and Light

Songs of Earth and Light
Barbara Korun poems translated by Theo Dorgan



Done Dating DJs
Done Dating DJs
by Jennifer Minniti-Shippey
Winner, 2008 Fool for Poetry Competition




Richesses: Francophone Songwriter Poets
Edited and translated by Aidan Hayes





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Thomas McCarthy

Originally from Cappoquin, Co. Waterford, Thomas McCarthy now lives in Cork. He studied at UCC under the influence of Sean Lucy and John Montague; Sean Dunne and Theo Dorgan were fellow students. He received the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 1997 for his first book and the American-Irish Foundation's Literary Award in 1984. His work includes Mr Dineen's Careful Parade (Anvil, 1999) and Merchant Prince (Anvil, 2005). In 2009, Anvil Press published McCarthy's The Last Geraldine Officer. His historical work on the burning of Cork's Carnegie Library and the rebuilding of its collections, Rising from the Ashes, appeared in 2010. A new collection, Pandemonium, is due from Carcanet Press Poetry in 2016.







Issue 18 Shanghai Traffic
Late Afternoon Sketch
  Wanting to Leave Early


Reviews of McCarthy's work

Issue 17

The Last Gerladine Officer reviewed by Maurice Harmon
Issue 27A 'Thomas McCarthy's Hidden Irelands' by Thomas Dillon Redshaw


Reviews by McCarthy

Supp 21A

Of All Places by John McAuliffe
  Spenser by Seán Lysaght
Issue 22 Citizen Dwyer by Seán McCarthy
  A Rebel Act: Michael Hartnett's Farewell to English by Pat Walsh
Issue 27A The Curative Harp by Virginia Astley & White Whale by Victoria Kennefick
Issue 29A Fool For Poetry winning chapbooks by Victor Tapner & Tania Hershman
Issue 30 on Simon Lewis's debut collection Jewtown


Editor of Southword

Issue 23

Poetry Editor
Issue 23A Judge: Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition
Issue 24 Poetry Editor
Issue 25 Poetry Editor
Issue 25A Judge: Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition
Issue 26 Poetry Editor






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