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March 28, 2013

2014

I have three poems in the web supplement to the new issue of Agenda, here, and two poems in the print version of their next, World War I themed edition. Many thanks to Patricia McCarthy.

I have a new poem in PANK, here. Many thanks to Roxane Gay and Colin Winnette.

I have three poems in JMWW here. Many thanks to Ashlie Kauffman.

I have two flash fictions in Nailed, here and here. Many thanks to Matty Byloos.

I have a new story in February’s PANK here. Many thanks to Roxane Gay and Colin Winnette.

I have a new story in Mad Hatter’s Review here. Many thanks to Clare L. Martin.

2013

I have three poems in the Fall Issue of Corium Magazine here. Many thanks to Lauren Becker and Heather Fowler.

I have a triptych-style flash piece in The Journal of Compressed Literature here. Many thanks to Randall Brown.

I have five poems (constituting a poetry “suite”) in Nailed here. Many thanks to Carrie Seitzinger.

I have a poem in Frostwriting, here. Thanks again to Judit Kiss.

I have a poem in The Cumberland River Review here. Many thanks to Graham Hillard.

I have a story in Frostwriting here. Many thanks to Judit Kiss.

I have a story in decomP here. Many thanks to Jason Jordan.

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place’s new anthology is available here. I have a poem in there. It looks wonderfully diverse. Cool cover too.

I have a story in Dogplotz Fiction here. Thanks to Jesse Eagle.

Updated version of story in SmokeLong Quarterly, plus small interview here. And here is a link to an interview.

I have a story published by Spork Press here. Thanks to Joel Smith.

I have a story in this month’s Youth themed issue of Litro, here. Thanks to Andrew Lloyd-Jones.

I have a story in Hothouse Magazine, here. Many thanks to Rujuta Paradkar.

I have a poem in A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, here. Thanks to Anthony Blake, Caroline Schoeffler, and Dustin Bishop.

I have three new stories in FRiGG here. Many thanks to Ellen Parker.

I have a new story in SmokeLong Quarterly here. Thanks to Aliya Whiteley for choosing it.

I have a poem in Word Riot here. Thanks to Nicolle Elizabeth.

I have a poem in decomP here. Thanks to Jac Jemc.

I have a flash story in Word Riot, found here. Thanks to Kevin O’Cuinn for his editorial input.

This great journal, formerly Blip, formerly Mississippi Review Online, has just posted its Spring Issue. I’m delighted to have a new poem, entitled Durer’s Hare included here. Thanks to Frederick Barthelme.

I have two poems re-printed in the very stylish Stirring: A Literary Collection. The link to Stirring is here. Thanks to Jose Angel Araguz and Erin Elizabeth Smith.

Very happy to have a story in the rather cool American literary webzine Used Furniture Review. The link to the story is here. Thanks to David Cotrone.

I have a story in The Chattahoochee Review’s Irish Edition. Many thanks to Anna Schachner and Lydia Ship—it is a pleasure to be involved.

2012

I’m delighted to have a short story in Southword—commended from this year’s Sean O’Faolain Award. It’s called Aerial Meditations of the Slob Land’s Only Prince and the link to it is here.

I have a poem in Southword here.

2011

A story in Necessary Fiction here.

A poem in The Cathach here.

The poem that won the Gemini Open Poetry Award can be found here.

2010

You can find my story in Contrary, here.

Stirring: A Literary Collection

March 3, 2013

imagesI’m delighted to have two poems re-printed in Stirring: A Literary Collection. I’ve always loved the look of this American webjournal and particularly love their Broadside artwork. This month I’m lucky enough to have one of my poems given the Broadside treatment. The link to Stirring is here.

Thanks to Erin Elizabeth Smith, Jose Angel Araguz, Rhonda Lott, and Mary Ellen Knight.

Story in Used Furniture Review

February 27, 2013

imagesVery happy to have a story in the rather cool American literary webzine Used Furniture Review. The link to the story is here.

Thanks to UFR for including me!

The Chattahoochee Review

February 2, 2013

Irishindex

I’m delighted to have a story in The Chattahoochee Review’s Irish Edition. Many thanks to Anna Schachner and Lydia Ship—it is a pleasure to be involved. The magazine has a great range of voices and styles—there are stories by Máire T. Robinson, Mary Morrisey & Nuala Ni Choinchúir, poetry by Matthew Sweeney, Kevin Higgins, Annemarie Ní Churreáin & Patrick Toland, plays by Nancy Harris & John McManus.

Southword Issue 23

December 19, 2012

Snow Lane Winter Wp tangledwingSouthword issue 23 is out and has a wonderfully diverse mix of poetry and short stories as always.

I’m delighted to have a short story in there—commended from this year’s Sean O’Faolain Award. It’s called Aerial Meditations of the Slob Land’s Only Prince and the link to it is here.

Various

September 11, 2012

Nice to be a Runner up in this year’s Sean O’ Faolain award with a story set in the slob lands of Wexford. Hope to see it in Southword at some point.

Also nice to have a poem shortlisted in the Bridport Prize, judged by Gwyneth Lewis, and a poem commended in the McLellan award, judged by Jackie Kay.

Southword

July 7, 2012

The latest Southword is out. I was very pleased to have a poem accepted into this edition—the link is here. There’s some very interesting stuff in there and lots of familiar names.

I was delighted to be shortlisted for the Poetry on the Lake in the formal category—the sonnet has always been my favourite form so it was nice to get some validation for one.

Assorted

May 31, 2012

I’m delighted to see I’ve been shortlisted for this year’s William Trevor/Elizabeth Bowen International Short Story Competition.

I attended the Trocaire/Poetry Ireland Poetry competition ceremony yesterday in the National Library. It was a really nice experience as there were multiple age categories and wonderful readings from all age groups. Geraldine Mitchell took first prize in her category with her lovely poem Basso Continuo (remembering the cellist Vedan Smailovic), and I was very pleased to take second prize with a poem called The Same Sky’s Roof.

I have a piece in the latest edition of The Prose-Poem Project.

Misc

May 19, 2012

I went to Cavan over the weekend for the 20th Cavan Crystal/Windows Publications National Poetry competition award ceremony and was very pleased to come away with the first prize in the Adults’ category for a poem called St Brendan in Iceland. It was a unique ceremony given the emphasis on children’s categories and it was great to see the pleasure the winners received from being part of the ceremony. It was impressive hearing about the long history of this competition and the whole culture surrounding the Windows publications project during the opening speeches – both Heather Brett and Noel Monahan deserve huge kudos for all the work they’ve put in over the last 20 years. It is clearly a labour of love.

Other bits of news – lovely to receive 2nd prize in the Inktears’ short story competition.

Perhaps the most meaningful thing of late was to be highly commended in the Final Chapters Writing competition for a poem called ‘The Grief Schism.’ The competition, run by the Dying Matters coalition is designed to raise awareness for issues surrounding dying, death and bereavement. The ceremony was held on Wednesday 16th in London, chaired by the legendary Carmen Callil, founder of Virago press. My mother died very suddenly in January this year so I was very much in a place to write about this subject and felt there was something comforting in having a place that was open to receiving that kind of material. One of the keynote quotes attached to the project (derived from Iris Murdoch) really spoke to me – ‘Bereavement is a darkness impenetrable to the imagination of the unbereaved.’ I have found that grief is a game-changer in so many ways, and perhaps the only way through it is by confronting and exploring it. It makes a lot of things difficult, writing included, and so writing about grief itself was perhaps the only way to ensure writing would happen. It’s a very private thing too, but the Final Chapters project is a comfort precisely because it is founded on this idea of sharing a very common, human experience. It was nice to be part of that, despite how raw the experience is.

Cafe Writers’ Competition & killauthor

February 20, 2012

It was interesting to read the Cafe Writers’ competition winning poems and Pascale Petit’s very comprehensive judge’s report.

Congrats to everyone on the shortlist – it’s a really strong group of poems and I’m proud to be among them.

Also here’s a link to the ‘Italo Calvino’ edition of killauthor. I have two pieces in this edition.