WORDS FROM IRELAND

June Caldwell

June Caldwell – Upcycle: an account of some strange happenings on Botanic Road

It is hardly worth telling, this story of mine, or at least in a modern context, because so many people go through the same these days and feel it too dull and inconsequential to...
Lauren Foley - Hot Rocks

Lauren Foley – Hot Rocks

Seaside village, North County Dublin, Ireland, 1993 Her first boyfriend used to kiss her after coffee and oranges. It was a strange taste. But she got used to it. They’d sit behind the harbour wall...

Lauren Foley

Lauren Foley is Irish/Australian. In 2016, she won the inaugural Overland/Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize, was shortlisted for the @Writing.ie/BGEIBAs Short Story of the Year for the same story: K-K-K; also published in Award Winning...
Nuala Ní Chonchúir poem

Nuala Ní Chonchúir – The Red Massey Ferguson

He styles her Blessed, Beloved, straddles her to feel her exquisite torque; when she won’t turn over he wheedles in tones a spinster might use on a cat: ‘Whisha, come on, girl, be good now.’ She thrums to life...

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Nocturnal Animals

Susan (Amy Adams) is an unhappy gallery owner, imprisoned in the apparent perfection of an upper middle class life. When she returns...