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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Jennifer MatthewsJennifer Matthews writes poetry and book reviews, and is editor of the Long Story Short literary journal. Her poetry has been published in The Stinging Fly, Mslexia, Revival, Necessary Fiction, Poetry Salzburg, Foma & Fontanelles and Cork Literary Review, and anthologised in Dedalus's collection of immigrant poetry in Ireland, Landing Places (2010). In 2012 she read at Electric Picnic with Poetry Ireland, and had a poem shortlisted by Gwyneth Lewis in the Bridport poetry competition. Her poetry was recognised in both the 2013 and 2014 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year competitions.

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Issue 27 Transform the Future: Dave Lordan interviewed by Jennifer Matthews



Issue 16

on Eugene O'Connell's Diviner
Issue 17 on Martina Evans's Facing the Public
  on Aidan Hayes's Two Halves
  on Dave Lordan's Boy in the Ring
  on Patrick Moran's Green
  on Nuala Ní Chonchúir's Nude
  on Enda Wyley's To Wake to This
Issue 18 on Eileen Sheehan's Down the Sunlit Hall
  on John W. Sexton's Petit Mal
Issue 19 on Dave Lordan's Invitation to a Sacrifice
  on Marian O'Rourke's Inhaling the Light
  on Liam Ryan's Touching Stones
Issue 20 on Máighréad Medbh's Twelve Beds for the Dreamer
  on Tina Pisco's She Be
Issue 21 on Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin's Legend of the Walled-Up Wife, translations from the Romanian by Ileana Mălăncioiu
  on Nell Regan & Monica Boyle's collaboration Bound for Home
Issue 22 on The Fado House by Mary Noonan
  on Measuring: Dedalus New Writers by Marie Coveney, Clare McCotter & John Saunders
  on The Place Inside by Matthew Geden
Issue 23 on A Gather of Shadow by Mark Roper
  on The Invisible Threshold by Catherine Phil MacCarthy
Issue 24 on The Mining Road by Leanne O'Sullivan
Issue 27 on Burnfort, Las Vegas by Martina Evans
  on Lost Tribe of Wicklow Mountains by Dave Lordan







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