Best of Irish Poetry 2009
Best of Irish Poetry 2010

Editor: Matthew Sweeney



Songs of Earth and Light

Songs of Earth and Light
Barbara Korun poems translated by Theo Dorgan



Done Dating DJs
Done Dating DJs
by Jennifer Minniti-Shippey
Winner, 2008 Fool for Poetry Competition




Richesses: Francophone Songwriter Poets
Edited and translated by Aidan Hayes





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Dave LordanDave Lordan was born in Derby, England, in 1975, and grew up in Clonakilty in West Cork. In 2004 he was awarded an Arts Council bursary and in 2005 he won the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry. His collections are The Boy in the Ring (Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Poetry, 2007), which won the Strong Award for best first collection by an Irish writer and was shortlisted for the Irish Times poetry prize; and Invitation to a Sacrifice (Salmon Poetry, 2010). Eigse Riada theatre company produced his first play, Jo Bangles, at the Mill Theatre, Dundrum in 2010. He has lived in Holland, Greece and Italy, and now resides in Greystones, Co Wicklow.






Issue 18

Invitation to a Sacrifice

Short Stories

Issue 23

At Slane McGlowan's Funeral

Literary Criticism

Issue 23

Experimental Populism: Paul Durcan and the Survival of Irish Poetry
Issue 27 Transform the Future: Dave Lordan interviewed by Jennifer Matthews

Reviews written by Lordan

Issue 18

on Landing Places: Immigrant Poets in Ireland (eds. Bourke & Faragó)
  on Theo Dorgan's Greek
  on Alan Garvey's Terror Hazá
Issue 20 on Donogh Breen's Whale
  on Adam Wyeth's Silent Music
Issue 21 on Aidan Hayes's Notes Towards a Love Song
  on May Leonard's I Shouldn't Be Telling You This
  on Tommy Frank O'Connor's Meeting Mona Lisa
  on Tina Pisco & Aoileann Lyons's translations of Manuel Ara, Adolescence 2
Issue 22 on Greg Delanty's Loosestrife
Issue 23 on Afric McGlinchey's The Lucky Star of Hidden Things
  on Kathy D'Arcy's The Wild Pupil
Issue 23A on Paul Casey's home more or less

Reviews of Lordan's work

Issue 17

Jennifer Matthews on The Boy in the Ring
Issue 19 Jennifer Matthews on Invitation to a Sacrifice
Issue 24 Cal Doyle on First Book of Frags
Issue 27 Jennifer Matthews on Lost Tribe of Wicklow Mountains




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