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 19

Dec 2010 / Jan 2011




Short Stories


Reviews & Criticism

Submission Guidelines




(Editor- Leanne O'Sullivan)


        Mike Alexander- Lachaise

        Zoë Brigley- All of which are American Dreams

                           The Guide

        Paul Casey- Bare Feet on Hot Tar

Billy Collins- Lost in Paris

                    The Walk

Enda Coyle-Greene- Awake, but not awake

Majella Cullinane- Heartbeat

Katie Donovan- The Game of Sleep

Roderick Ford- The Crooked Other

Tess Gallagher- Perished

                       Horse Dealers

                       Small and Indestructible 

Miriam Gamble- Mi Territorio

Vona Groarke- Rust

                       The Galway Train

Sonia Halbach- Had I Been Made a Plate

Kevin Higgins- You Are What You've Collected

                       Talking Rubbish

Noel King- Where I Come From

Zhao Lihong- Dreamland (translated by Xu Qin)

Thomas McCarthy- Late Afternoon Sketch

                             Wanting to Leave Early

Stephanie McKenzie- Apologies for Changing of the Gods

                               Reports from Van Gogh's Europe

Kerrie O'Brien- reaching

Anne O'Connor- Hepburn and Brazzi

Nessa O'Mahony- Deserted Village, Achill Island

Mary O'Malley- Climbing the Volcano

Paul Perry- The Wrack Line

Clare Pollard- Zennor

Billy Ramsell- Lament for Esbjörn Svensson

                     From the Unconceived

Sally Read- Jack

Gerard Smyth- Seven Reece Mews

Donna Sørensen- Knives, Forks and Fathers




Short Stories

(Editor- Tania Hershman)


Shannon Cain- Nigerian Princes

Judy Crozier- Sidetrack

Bernie McGill- No Angel (Placed second in Seán Ó Faoláin Competition)

Nikita Nelin- Eddie (Seán Ó Faoláin Competition Winner)

Serge Shea- The Capital of Thailand

D. W. Wilson- Big Bitchin' Cow



Photography: From the Frank O'Connor Festival 2010

(Photographer- John Minihan)


Ron Rash (Winner: 2010 Cork City - Frank O'Connor Short Story Award)

Shortlistees for the 2010 Frank O'Connor Award

Ita Daly & the David Marcus Memorial Reading

Irish Authors

Louis de Bernières & Tess Gallagher

International Authors



Reviews & Criticism

(Editor- Patrick Cotter)


Inhaling the Light—Jennifer Matthews on Marian O'Rourke

Invitation to a Sacrifice—Jennifer Matthews on Dave Lordan

My Flirtation with International Socialism—Val Nolan on Gerry Murphy

Prophesying the Past—Afric McGlinchey on Noel King

Time on the Ocean—James Harpur on Theo Dorgan's sailing memoir.

Touching Stones—Jennifer Matthews on Liam Ryan

Voices at the World's Edge—James Harpur on a new anthology of Skellig Michael poems edited by Paddy Bushe

Walking Papers—Matthew Sweeney on Thomas Lynch








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