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Issue 27


Poetry Editor (English Language): Matthew Sweeney

Matthew Sweeney

Born in Donegal in 1952, Matthew Sweeney is based in Cork currently, having previously been resident in Berlin, Timişoara and, for a long time, London. His latest poetry collections are Horse Music (2013), The Night Post (2010), and Black Moon (2007). Several books prior to that include Sanctuary (2004) and Selected Poems (2002). Bilingual collections of Sweeney’s work came out in Germany and Holland in 2008. Earlier translations appeared in Mexico, Romania, Latvia and Slovakia. Death Comes for the Poets, a collaborative novel written with John Hartley Williams, was published in 2013. Two pamphlets are appearing in 2014 – The Gomera Notebook (Shoestring) and Twentyone Men and a Ghost (The Poetry Business) – and Bloodaxe will publish a new collection, Inquisition Lane, in 2015.




Fiction Editor (English Language): Joyce Russell

Joyce Russell

Joyce Russell grew up in the Yorkshire Dales and in 1978 moved to Bantry in west Cork to live the self-sufficiency dream. She has won or been shortlisted on multiple occasions for the Sean O Faolain Short Story Award, The Real Writers International Award, and the START Chapbook prize, the Bridport Prize, the RTE Francis MacManus Short Story Competition and the FISH Short Story Competition. A collection, Bloodlines & Other Stories, was published by Mercier Press in 2012. She is a founder member of Friends of the Earth Ireland and is co-author with her husband, Ben, of The Polytunnel Book.




Eagarthóir Gaeilge: Colm Breathnach

Colm Breathnach

File, úrscéalaí agus aistritheoir é Colm Breathnach. Tá seacht gcinn de chnuasaigh filíochta agus rogha dánta curtha amach aige. Bhronn An Foras Cultúrtha Gael-Mheiriceánach ‘Duais an Bhuitléirigh’ air sa bhliain 1999 agus bronnadh an phríomhdhuais do chnuasach filíochta air i gComórtais Liteartha an Oireachtais ceithre huaire. Foilsíodh an chéad úrscéal aige, Con Trick “An Bhalla Bháin” (Cló Iar-Chonnacht), saothar meitificseanúil a ghnóthaigh duais aitheantais san Oireachtas, sa bhliain 2009. Is é ‘Dánta’ agus dánta eile (Coiscéim, 2012) an cnuasach filíochta is déanaí uaidh. Sa bhliain 2011 chuaigh sé ar thréimhse chónaithe le Cumann Scríbhneoirí Shanghai agus in 2012 bhí sé ina scríbhneoir cónaithe sa tSlóivéin agus ina aoi-léitheoir ag Féile Litríochta Vilenica. Chomh maith leis sin, léigh sé ag féilte litríochta in Albain, sa Ghearmáin, san Iodáil, sa Fhrainc agus sna Stáit Aontaithe. Foilsíodh eagrán Rómáinise dá chnuasach An Fear Marbh sa bhliain 1999 faoin teideal Bărbatul fără viaţă (Ars Longa, Iasi, 1999). Ceapadh é ina scríbhneoir cónaithe i gColáiste Phádraig, Droim Conrach, sa bhliain 2015.






Reviews & Criticism Editor (English Language): Patrick Cotter

Patrick CotterBorn Cork, 1963. Writer and publisher. Educated at UCC, he has published several chapbooks of his poems including The Misogynist’s Blue Nightmare (Raven Arts Press), A Socialist’s Dozen (Three Spires Press), and The True Story of Aoife and Lir’s Children & other poems (Three Spires Press). His first collection, Perplexed Skin, was published by Arlen Press in 2008. His second collection, Making Music, was published in early 2009 by Three Spires Press.

His translations of the Estonian poet Andres Ehin are collected in the book Moosebeetle Swallow (Southword Editions). His play Beauty and the Stalker was produced at the Granary Theatre, Cork in 2000. In 1984 he was shortlisted for a Hennessy Award and was runner-up in the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 1988. In 2013, he won the Keats-Shelley Prize for Poetry. He is currently the Director of the Munster Literature Centre. www.patrickcotter.ie







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