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 Journal Issue 18

June / July 2010






Reviews & Criticism

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Editor- James Harpur


Paddy Bushe- The Dragons and Archangels of Skellig Michael

Andrew Caldicott- Play Dough

Aoife Casby- At Prayer

Liam Cleary- The Arrival of Nicholas Cummins in Skibbereen, December, 1846

Peter Denman- from 'Little Myths'

Michael Dineen- The Pitch

Borbála Faragó- To My Father the Retired Clinical Psychologist

Gabriel Fitzmaurice- The Busker

Peggie Gallagher- Hieroglyphs

Frank Golden- Rectification

Eithne Hand- Border Bus 1979

Noel Harrington- cameo (for Derek Jarman)

Colm Keegan- Ode to the Coleman

John Liddy- A Tea-Towel

Dave Lordan- Invitation to a Sacrifice

Seán Lysaght- Riviera

Catherine Phil MacCarthy- Young Wife

Patrick Maddock- Dazzle

John McAuliffe- Freak Weather

Thomas McCarthy- Shanghai Traffic

Afric McGlinchey- Journey of a Birthstone

Michael McKimm- The Messages

Brian McMahon- Lamination: a sequence of a day

Patrick Moran- Interiors, with Emigrant Irish

Gerry Murphy- Tomorrow and tomorrow and ...

Jean O'Brien- Running the Kite

John O'Donnell- Jairus

Mark Roper- 19.9.08

Barbara Smith- Because It Was There

Matthew Sweeney- The Alchemist

Grace Wells- Somewhere on Barnes Common a Box of Chocolates



Editor- Tania Hershman


Felstead & Waddell- Hair Stories

Paul McMahon- The girl with drowned sailors in her eyes

Nora Nadjarian- La Dolce Vita

Helen R. Peterson- The Honeymoon is Over

Angela Readman- Belief

Ethel Rohan- At the Peephole

Wang Zhousheng- The Beautiful Mushrooms


Reviews & Criticism

Editor- Patrick Cotter


Down the Sunlit Hall—Jennifer Matthews on Eileen Sheehan

Greek—Dave Lordan on Theo Dorgan

Landing Places—Dave Lordan on the new anthology of immigrant poets in Ireland

Petit Mal—Jennifer Matthews on John W. Sexton

Terror Hazá—Dave Lordan on Alan Garvey

The Thing Is—Billy Ramsell on Peter Sirr







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