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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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.  







Issue 18 The Journey of a Birthstone
Issue 22 imprint
Issue 23 And we wonder
Issue 25 Earth-gazing
Issue 29 Holocene
  L'Esprit d'Escalier
Issue 30 C Sharp Johnny and Claire from Clew Bay


Reviews of McGlinchey's work

Issue 23

Dave Lordan on The Lucky Star of Hidden Things
Issue 29A Róisín Kelly on Ghost of the Fisher Cat


Reviews written by McGlinchey

Issue 19

on Noel King's Prophesying the Past
Issue 20 on Grace Wells's When God Has Been Called Away to Greater Things
Issue 25 on Paddy Bushe's My Lord Buddha of Carraig Éanna
Issue 25 on Edward Denninston's The Scale of Things
Issue 27 on The Year I Loved England by Joseph Horgan & Antony Owen
Issue 28 on The Sistine Gaze by Seamus Cashman
  on The Way In by John McAuliffe
Issue 30 on A Shared Wonder of Light: poetry by John Kinsella and photographs by Jo Dalton




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