Aoibheann McCann

Aoibheann McCann was brought up in Donegal but lives in Galway. She writes fiction, non-fiction and the occasional poem. Her work has been published in literary magazines and anthologies in Ireland, U.K. and U.S....
Ahimaaz Ben Paltiel

Ahimaaz Ben Paltiel and the Book of Descents

Towards the end of the eighteenth century the discovery of a manuscript found in the Library of Toledo Cathedral by Adolph Neubauer, a librarian at the Bodleian Library and the Jewish rabbinical lecturer at...
Ahimaaz Ben Paltiel Resurrection

Ahimaaz Ben Paltiel – Resurrection

9d. I will now proceed to tell of the wonderful things that were done by R. Hananeel. He had a cousin, named Papoleon, who died very young. On the day of his death, the brothers of...
Elaine Feeney - In Montmartre with Degas

Elaine Feeney – In Montmartre with Degas

Who owns these hips                                these awful saucer over-lacquered eyes and abandoned pink-jellyfish-on-the-rock lips             this harsh-one-layer-mono does nothing for my double chin                                  but you already know that I’m no ballet dancer    my delusions a smelting loss|love            me ever...
Elaine Feeney

Elaine Feeney – The Harvest

There is nothing in the old Tuam beet factory only a greasy fluthering of  Natterer’s bats and some gnawing weasels. Once the full silos were emptied out, gathering began again to bring in the next harvest, pregnant...
Stig Dagerman

Stig Dagerman – Dikter, noveller, prosafragment

Dikter, noveller, prosafragment is a collection of short stories, essays and poems published between 1947 and 1955 in Stockholm. This is not a homogeneous collection, the events are not connected one to each other. They...
Elaine Feeney

Elaine Feeney – Oak

I’d like to spend Easter 2016 bird watching on the Isle of Wight. I will not be remembering shootings or blood. I will kill no bird. I will not hunt and I will not cry. On Monday...

Elaine Feeney – Mass

Mass will be said for no more bad language and gambling and wanking that the Athenry boys are doing, down the back of the castle, down the back of the couch, all the punching...
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Elaine Feeney

Elaine Feeney is, above all, a feminist. Her poetry examines the experience of being a woman in a patriarchal society, particularly in rural Ireland where the Catholic Church is still a powerful influence. There...
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Gianrico Carofiglio – A Fine Line

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