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 16

July/August 2009




Short Stories

Reviews & Criticism

Submission Guidelines



(Editor- James Harpur)

Aungier, Liam- From the Irish

Boran, Pat- Faith

Bushe, Paddy- Skellig Birds

Cannon, Moya- Parisii

Clark, Jane- Candles

Coady, Michael- The Inside-Out Beckett Umbrella

Coveney, Marie- July Sky

Daffy, Siobhán- Kiss

Gallagher, Peggie- Telephone Pole

King, Noel- Loincloths and Oilcloths

Laffan, Robin- Blackrock Pool

McGovern, Iggy- The Irish Poem

McKinley, Jane- Triptych of Seventh Grade Art

Madec, Mary- Breakers

Moran, Patrick- Confessional

Ní Chonchúir, Nuala- Flaneuse

O'Donoghue, Bernard- Dream

O'Donnell, Mary- Lines to my Ancestors

Olney, Colette- Search Party

Parulskis, Sigitas (translated by Matthew Sweeney)- Shoeburning

Shaffer, Eric Paul- A Small Gathering of Light

Sirr, Peter- The Thing Is

Skene, KV- No Matter Where We Came From

Tillinghast, Richard (translation of Edip Cansever)- Cognac

Turner, Brian- Three Poems

Woods, Vincent- Winterlust

Wyley, Enda- Room


Short Stories

(Editor- Philip Ó Ceallaigh)

Boilard, Jon- Small Deaths

Brady, Jennifer- A Lavish Proposal

Lungu, Dan- To the Cemetery

Martin, Richard- Camel

Redmond, Thea- Shedding Her Wings

Tierney, Tom- Quasimodo and Me


Reviews & Criticism

(Editor- Patrick Cotter)

Paul Casey on Rosemary Canavan's Trucker's Moll

Paul Casey on Leanne O'Sullivan's Cailleach: The Hag of Beara

Patrick Cotter: Some Meditations on Paul Celan

Jennifer Matthews on Eugene O'Connell's Diviner

Val Nolan on Paddy Bushe's To Ring in Silence: New and Selected Poems

Val Nolan on Mark Roper's Even So: New and Selected Poems

Eugene O'Connell on Liz O'Donoghue's Train to Gorey

Neil O'Sullivan on Philip Ó Ceallaigh's The Pleasant Light of Day


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