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Issue 25


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): Joyce Russell

Joyce Russell

Joyce Russell grew up in the Yorkshire Dales and in 1978 moved to Bantry in west Cork to live the self-sufficiency dream. She has won or been shortlisted on multiple occasions for the Sean O Faolain Short Story Award, The Real Writers International Award, and the START Chapbook prize, the Bridport Prize, the RTE Francis MacManus Short Story Competition and the FISH Short Story Competition. A collection, Bloodlines & Other Stories, was published by Mercier Press in 2012. She is a founder member of Friends of the Earth Ireland and is co-author with her husband, Ben, of The Polytunnel Book.




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 and was runner-up in the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 1988. In 2013, he won the Keats-Shelley Prize for Poetry. He is currently the Director of the Munster Literature Centre. www.patrickcotter.ie







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