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New Irish Voices
Poetry chapbooks by
Roisin Kelly & Paul McMahon



Liberty Walks Naked
by Maram al-Masri, trans. Theo Dorgan



Chapbooks by Fool for Poetry
Competition Winners 2018

Not in Heaven by Molly Minturn
Bog Arabic by Bernadette McCarthy




Richesses: Francophone Songwriter Poets
Edited and translated by Aidan Hayes





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Gregory O'Donoghue Competition Judge; Reviews & Criticism Editor: Patrick Cotter

Patrick CotterBorn Cork, 1963. Writer and publisher. Educated at UCC, he has published several chapbooks of his poems including The Misogynist’s Blue Nightmare (Raven Arts Press), A Socialist’s Dozen (Three Spires Press), and The True Story of Aoife and Lir’s Children & other poems (Three Spires Press). His first collection, Perplexed Skin, was published by Arlen Press in 2008. His second collection, Making Music, was published in early 2009 by Three Spires Press.

His translations of the Estonian poet Andres Ehin are collected in the book Moosebeetle Swallow (Southword Editions). His play Beauty and the Stalker was produced at the Granary Theatre, Cork in 2000. In 1984 he was shortlisted for a Hennessy Award. Cotter was runner-up in the Patrick Kavanagh award in 1988. He is currently the Director of the Munster Literature Centre. www.patrickcotter.ie


Guest Editors of Canadian poets supplement from Riddle Fence Literary Magazine :


Mark Callanan

Mark Callanan in Southword JournalMark Callanan is the author of Scarecrow (Killick Press, 2003), which was shortlisted for the Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award for Poetry; Sea Legend (Frog Hollow Press, 2010), shortlisted for the bpNichol Chapbook Award, and Gift Horse (Véhicule Press, 2011). His poetry has appeared in several anthologies, including Breathing Fire 2: Canada’s New Poets and Open Wide A Wilderness. He is currently the Poetry Reviews Editor for Canadian Notes & Queries. He lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland. His website is www.gifthorse.me.


Leslie Vryenhoek

Leslie Vryenhoek, guest editor of Southword 21ALeslie Vryenhoek is a Canadian writer whose fiction, poetry and memoir have been published and broadcast nationally and internationally. She lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where she works as a communications consultant, the coordinator of Pipers Frith: Writing at Kilmory, and an editor on Riddle Fence: A Journal of Arts & Culture. Her work has won numerous awards, including the Winston Collins/Descant Prize for Best Canadian Poem in 2010, Arts & Letters Awards in both fiction and poetry, and the Dalton Camp Award. Her newest book, Gulf (Oolichan Books, 2011), is a collection of poetry that explores the nature of home in a transient world, and the journey from displacement toward belonging. Leslie is also the author of Scrabble Lessons (Oolichan Books, 2009), a collection of stories. Leslie is currently at work on a novel about friendship, loss, obligation and debt. www.leslievryenhoek.com


Shoshanna Wingate


Shoshanna Wingate, guest editor of Southword JournalShoshanna Wingate is originally from South Carolina, and a graduate of New York’s The New School. After receiving her MFA in poetry, she found her way to the Newfoundland writing scene. She later became one of the founding editors of Riddle Fence: A Journal of Arts & Culture and currently serves as the Executive Director / Executive Editor. Her most recent poetry chapbook, Homing Instinct, was published by Frog Hollow in 2011. www.shoshannawingate.com








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