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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Southword Online Issue 17

Dec 2009 / Jan 2010




Short Stories


Reviews & Criticism

From the Archives

Submission Guidelines



(Editor- James Harpur)

Boland, Gerry- Winding Down

Boyce, Niamh- Sleep Talking

Corish, Monica- Surrogate Granny

Deane, John F.- An Eldering Congregation

Delanty, Greg- Disarming

Dorgan, Theo- Running with the Immortals

Espada, Martín- Three Poems

Goulding, Peter- Mick

Huguelet, Cate- Hiking

Ivanauskaitė, Jurga (translated by Paul Perry)- On the Plane

McCarrick, Jaki- Still Life of Dandelions in Fruit

McFadden, Hugh- David's Farewell

McKeown, John- The Fossil Record

Makris, Christodoulos- Dubious Words

Mitchell, Geraldine- Funeral

Mort, Valzhyna- Two Poems

Murphy, Gerry- Epigram for a Windy Night

Muslim, Kristine Ong- Songs of Dead Objects Content in their Husks

O'Callaghan, Conor- Mid to Upper Seventies

O'Connell, Cliona- Fear of the Spread-sheet

O'Malley, Mary- Recession Eve

Ramsell, Billy- Half Time

Sexton, John W- Frog

Shields, Stephen- Christmas Eve, Tiaquin Bog

Slade, Jo- November Day

Smyth, Gerard- The Unease of Clouds

Walsh, John- Big Blue Towel

Woods, Joseph- Tree-hugging


Short Stories

(Editor- Philip Ó Ceallaigh)

Barnard, Elaine- Snow

Beattie, Alexa- Cold Cut (Seán Ó Faoláin Competition Winner)

Copperman, Michael- Harm

Fenn, Alyn- Southern Hospitality

Mohan, David- My Friend Joe (Placed second in Seán Ó Faoláin Competition)

Solomita, Alec- The Mason's Tale

Wilkinson, Sheena- Holding On


Photography: From the Frank O'Connor Festival 2009

(Photographer- John Minihan)

Simon Van Booy (Winner: Cork City-Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award)

Petina Gappah

Charlotte Grimshaw

Wells Tower

Nuala Ní Chonchúir

ZZ Packer

Jack Harte and John Boilard

Sude, Liesl Jobson, Declan Meade

Group Photos


Reviews & Criticism

(Editor- Patrick Cotter)

Martín Espada Essay: I've Known Rivers

Maurice Harmon on Thomas McCarthy's The Last Geraldine Officer

Jennifer Matthews on Martina Evans's Facing the Public

Jennifer Matthews on Aidan Hayes's Two Halves

Jennifer Matthews on Dave Lordan's The Boy in the Ring

Jennifer Matthews on Patrick Moran's Green

Jennifer Matthews on Nuala Ní Chonchúir's Nude

Jennifer Matthews on Enda Wyley's To Wake To This

Val Nolan on Matthew Geden's Swimming to Albania

Val Nolan on Mícheál Fanning's Echoes and Shadows

Val Nolan on Augustus Young: Three new publications

Billy Ramsell on Paul Durcan's Life is a Dream


From the Archives

About 'From the Archives'

Lasdun, James- The Half Sister





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