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Issue 32

 


Poetry Editor: Mary Noonan

Mary Noonan

Mary Noonan's poems have appearedin Poetry Review, Poetry Ireland Review, PN Review, The Dark Horse, Poetry London, The Spectator  and The Threepenny Review. Her first collection – The Fado House  (Dedalus, 2012) – was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize and the Strong/Shine Award. In 2014, she was awarded an Arts Council of Ireland Literature Bursary. A limited edition pamphlet, Father (Bonnefant Press) was published in 2015. She curated This Dust of Words (2015), a poetry translation series in which contemporary European poets read with their English-language translators and discussed the process of translation: https://thisdustofwords.wordpress.com. She is the current poetry editor of Southword.

 

 

 

 

Fiction Editor: Billy O'Callaghan

Billy O'Callaghan, from Cork, is the author of three short story collections: In Exile (2008) and In Too Deep (2009), both published by Mercier Press, and The Things We Lose, the Things We Leave Behind (2013), published by New Island Books, which won the 2013 Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Award for Short Story of the Year, and which has been selected as Cork's 'One City, One Book' for 2017.

 

His first novel, The Dead House, was published by O'Brien Press/Brandon Books in April 2017, and a U.S. edition is due from Arcade/Skyhorse in the Spring of 2018.

Almost one hundred of his short stories have appeared in literary journals around the world, most recently in the Chattahoochee Review, the Kenyon Review, London Magazine, Salamander and the Saturday Evening Post. His short story, The Boatman, was a finalist for the 2016 Costa Short Story Award, and a novella, A Death in the Family, is forthcoming in late 2017 as a Ploughshares Solo.

 

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Reviews & Criticism Editor (English): 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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