Contributors

Afric McGlinchey

Afric McGlinchey’s collection, The Lucky Star of Hidden Things, was published by Salmon. Her work has been translated into Spanish, Irish, Polish, Romanian and Italian. She was the winner of the 40th Hennessy Poetry Award and received a Faber Academy fellowship.

 

Alan Garvey

Alan Garvey’s collection,  Avalanche of Shadow,  is published by Horn Press.

 

Brendan McCormack

Brendan McCormack is an Irish poet based in Clonakilty, West Cork. He has published two collections of poetry, ‘Selling Heaven’ (2013) and ‘Phuckle – Irish Auf English’ (2014). His poetry has been published on many international print and online journals and has featured in several anthologies. He is a member of the ‘pSoken Wrod’ spoken word group in Clonakilty and was shortlisted for the Bridport prize in 2009.

 

Brett Evans

Brett Evans lives, writes and drinks in his native north Wales. His poetry has featured in various journals in the UK and he is co-editor at Prole. Brett’s debut pamphlet, The Devil’s Tattoo, is forthcoming from Indigo Dreams Publishing.

 

Christine Murray

Christine Murray is a Dublin-born poet. Her Chapbook, ‘Three Red Things’ was published by Smithereens Press, Dublin (June 2013). A collection ‘Cycles’ was published by Lapwing Press (2013). A dark tale called ‘The Blind’ (Poetry) was published by Oneiros Books (2013). ‘She’ a book-length poem was published by Oneiros Books (2014). ‘Signature’ a chapbook was published by Bone Orchard Press (2014).

 

Clifton Redmond

I live in Carlow with my wife and four year old son. I am a member of the Carlow writers Co-operative. I have had work published in The Galway Review, The Deepwater Literary Journal, Boyne Berries, Sixteen Literary Magazine, Hedgerow Poetry, Nuggets and Nutshells, Kool Yard Poetry, The Nationalist, oddly enough the Shooters Digest and The Chronicle

 

Fred Johnston

Fred Johnson was born in Belfast in 1951. Lives now in Galway. He was founder of Galway’s annual Cúirt festival and the Western Writers’ Centre. His most recent collection of poems is ‘Alligator Days,’ from Revival Press.

Hannah Linden

Hannah Linden is a Devon-based poet, emerging from Jo Bell’s 52 group. She has work published in Domestic Cherry 4, Nuggets and Nutshells, Poetry24, The Broadsheet, Wonderzoo, I Am Not a Silent Poet, Appletree’s Speak! anthology, Ink, Sweat and Tears 2014/15 12 Days of Christmas feature, Stare’s Nest and more by the time this goes to print: it’s been a busy year! She tweets @hannahl1n

 

John Ennis

John Ennis’s most recent book was A Pullet for Jack (Bookhub, 2014).  His next book is Going Home to Geatland (Bookhub, 2015).  A website for his work is in preparation.

 

Kate O’Shea

Kate O’Shea recently got a Pushcart nomination for her poem,  ‘ All things are Dark’, published by  ‘The Saranac Review Literary Magazine’ in America. She is widely published in journals abroad.

 

Kim Moore

Kim Moore was born in 1981 and lives and works in Cumbria.Her first full length collection “The Art of Falling” is forthcoming from Seren in April 2015.  She won a New Writing North Award in 2014, an Eric Gregory Award in 2011 and the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize in 2012.Her first pamphlet ‘If We Could Speak Like Wolves’ was a winner in The Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition, judged by Carol Ann Duffy.  ‘If We Could Speak Like Wolves’ was chosen as an Independent Book of the Year in 2012 and was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Pamphlet Award and the Lakeland Book of the Year Award.Her work has been anthologised in Salt’s ‘Best British Poetry 2012′ and Oxfam’s ‘Lung Jazz’. 

 

Mark Jones

Marcus Jones is a poet, law graduate and ex civil servant from Salford/Hinckley, England with proud Celtic roots in Ireland and Wales. A member of The Poetry Society, his five published books of poetry are modern, traditional, mythical, sometimes erotic, surreal and metaphysical http//www.lulu.com/spotlight/stridermarcusjones1. He is a maverick, moving between forests, mountains and cities, playing his saxophone and clarinet in warm solitude.

 

Michael McAloran

Michael Mc Aloran was Belfast born, (1976). He is the author of a number of collections of poetry, prose poetry, poetic aphorisms and prose, most notably ‘Machinations’, (Knives, Forks & Spoons), ‘Attributes’, (Desperanto, NY, 2011), ‘The Non Herein’ & ‘Of Dead Silences’ (Lapwing Publications, 2011/ 2013), ‘All Stepped/ Undone’, ‘Of the Nothing Of’, ‘The Zero Eye’, ‘The Bled Sun’, ‘In Damage Seasons’,(Oneiros Books (U.K)–2013/ 14); ‘Code #4 Texts’ a collaboration with the Dutch poet, Aad de Gids, was also published in 2014 by Oneiros.  He was also the editor/ creator of Bone Orchard Poetry, & edited for Oneiros (U.K 2013/ 2014). gnOme books also released an experimental full-length prose poetic, ‘Un-Sight/ Un-Sound (delirium X.)’ in 2014. A further collection, ‘The Banality of Else’ is forthcoming from Lapwing Publications.

 

Mick Corrigan

Michael Corrigan’s poetry has been   published in Outburst and a number of other journals. His first collection    Deep Fried Unicorn will be published soon.

 

P.C. Vandall

P.C Vandall. Pamela is a writer from Gabriola Island, Canada. She is the author of three collections of poetry: “Something from Nothing,” (Writing Knights Press) “Woodwinds” (Lipstick Press) and “Matrimonial Cake” (Red Dashboard).  She believes sleep is death without the commitment.

 

Patrick Stack

Patrick Stack has been writing poetry since he was 12. He has had poems published in Revival Poetry Journal, Crannog, and The Clare Champion. He published his first collection, “The Parting”, in April 2013 and is working on a second. He lives and works in County Clare. Website: http://patrickstack.ie.

 

Peader O’Donoghue

Peadar O’Donoghue Co-edits PB Magazine and his second collection ‘The Death of Poetry’ is due out this year from Salmon.

 

Peter O’Neill

Peter O’ Neill was born in Cork in 1967.  His debut collection Antiope (Stonesthrow Poetry) appeared in 2013.  His second collection The Elm Tree was published by Lapwing (2014).His third collection The Dark Pool is due to appear early in 2015 (mgv2publishing), and a fourth Dublin Gothic (Kilmog Press) is also due to appear early 2015, He holds an MA in Comparative Literature (DCU) and a BA in philosophy (DCU).

 

Sandra Harris

Sandra Harris is a Dublin-based performance poet, novelist, film blogger, sex blogger and short story writer. She has given more than 200 performances of her comedy sex-and-relationship poems in different venues around Dublin. She is the proud possessor of a pair of unfeasibly large bosoms. They have given her- and the people around her- infinite pleasure over the years.You can contact her at: sandrasandraharris@gmail.com.

 

Shaun Leonard

Shaun Leonard is completing his MFA in Poetry at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He reviews film and television atwww.isitabicycle.com. He is originally from Galway on the west coast of Ireland.

 

Sher Gillard

Sher Gillard. For the last 2 year period I have begun to delve into the world of writing, of interest to me is poetry and prose, both within the erotic genre.  It has been my good fortune to have been published both here and in the United States with Rolling Thunder Quarterly and The Poetic Lounge, and here in Melbourne with Little Raven Press.