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Songs of Earth and Light
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Richesses: Francophone Songwriter Poets
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Poetry Editor (English Language): Thomas McCarthy

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. More about McCarthy at Poetry International Web - Ireland.

 

 

 

Fiction Editor (English Language): Ian Wild

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Ian Wild is a writer, composer and theatre worker from Enniskean, Co. Cork, Ireland. In 2009 he won the Fish International Short Story Prize and received a literature bursary from the Irish Arts Council. His publications and broadcast work include Way Out Westa comedy series about the English community in West Cork for RTE Radio One; The Great Moodini and other stories20 children’s stories also broadcast on RTE’s Radio One. He has a collection of short stories published by Fish: The Woman Who Swallowed The Book Of Kells and also a volume of poetry entitled Intercourse With Cacti (Bradshaw Books). His literary awards include the North West Playwrights Award, a short story prize with the Cork Literary Review and in 2005 he won a runner-up award in the Bridport Short Story Prize. Four of his highly successful musical comedies appeared in Cork Midsummer Festivals between 1998 and 2003:  The Pirates in Short Pants, Marco Polo’s Toilet Brush, Reds Under the Beds and Spaghetti Western. His most recent publication is a comic novel, The Naked Umbrella Thieves, from Knightstone in 2011. Visit Ian Wild's page at Knightstone Publishing.

 


Eagarthóir Gaeilge: Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh

Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh

Rugadh agus tógadh Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh i dTrá Lí, Co. Chiarraí. D’fhreastail sí ar Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh, áit ar dhein sí staidéar ar an nGaeilge agus ar an bhFraincis. Tá tréimhsí caite aici san Fhrainc agus chaith sí bliain i Nua Eabhrac ar scoláireacht Fulbright ag teagasc na Gaeilge. Bhronn an Chomhairle Ealaíon sparántacht uirthi agus tá sí fillte ar Ghaillimh arís. Tá dánta léi in Feasta, Comhar, The Stinging Fly agus Poetry Ireland Review. Scríobhann sí ailt ó am go chéile in ‘Beocheist’ san Irish Times. Foilsíodh a céad chnuasach filíochta i 2008 dar teideal Péacadh.

Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh was born in Tralee, Co. Kerry in 1984. She studied Irish and French at NUI Galway. She has spent time working and studying in France and in 2007 she went to New York to teach Irish on the Fulbright programme. The Arts Council awarded her a bursary in 2008. Her poems have appeared in Feasta, Comhar, The Stinging Fly and Poetry Ireland Review. She occasionally writes articles for ‘Beocheist’ in The Irish Times. She is currently based in Galway and her first collection, Péacadh, was published by Coiscéim in 2008.

Visit Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh's page at Coiscéim.

 

Reviews & Criticism Editor (English Language): 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

 

 

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