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Afric McGlincheyAfric McGlinchey’s awards include the Hennessy Poetry award, Northern Liberties Prize (USA) and Poets and Meet Politics prize. She was one of seven writers chosen to go to Italy for the 2014 Italo-Irish Literature Exchange. Her début, The lucky star of hidden things, was subsequently translated into Italian. Afric appears in issue 118 of Poetry Ireland Review, which features the editor’s selection of Ireland’s rising poets. She received a Cork County Council Arts bursary to enable her to write her second collection, Ghost of the Fisher Cat, which was nominated for the Forward Prize for Best Collection.  

 

 

 

 

C Sharp Johnny and Claire from Clew Bay

for my father and i.m. my mother

 

He sent a dozen roses – hourly – to her suite,

to persuade her he was sorry. The porter said

she’d sent them on to hospitals. In the Horseshoe

Bar downstairs, the men were laying bets

on when she’d finally relent. It was some

three hundred roses later, when she appeared;

the sauntering high heels, Chanel red dress,

fingernails, ten tiny flames; lips pressed

tight as the linen clasping her lissome shape.

Although they twitched at the standing

ovation as she approached him in the corner,

grazed her cheek against his bristle.

‘You’re a scoundrel,’ she announced, raising

a Hepburn eyebrow, ‘but I like your style.’

 

 

 

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