Stephen Byrne

Stephen Byrne is a chef and writer originally from Dublin and now lives in Chicago. His debut book Somewhere but not Here was selected by Vinita Agrawal for the RL Poetry Award, 2016 International...
Bobbie Sparrow - Beat the same drum

Bobbie Sparrow – Beat the same drum

It’s not enough to suckle and rear two sons who have never been here before    nor will ever be seen again it’s not enough to hold a home in your heart invisibly    steer it with spirit it’s not enough...
Bobbie Sparrow - One degree warmer

Bobbie Sparrow – One degree warmer

Digging a hollow for an apple sapling, roots trembling digging for gold springs the rush of greed digging sand castles of delight for small boys digging the earth’s navel to show she’s been claimed digging my father’s grave...

Mikael Niemi – The man who died like a salmon

It is considered as a crime novel, but perhaps this is due to a habit rather than to a true adherence to this style. Well, the triggering event that starts the book’s plot is...

The Sky Is Red

1944. In the slum of a rural town, Carla and Giulia, hardly more than children, live together with their grandma. Carla is tough, determined and, despite her young age, unscrupulous; Giulia is nice and...

Bobbie Sparrow – New years day 2018

Four sheep stand round in grown comfort on top of a frost- bitten hill the ragged bushes at their back stop no wind two kneel to tooth the grass filling their bellies with the surprising green you could stare straight into the...

Bobbie Sparrow

Bobbie Sparrow is a poetry writing Psychotherapist.  She was long listed for the Over the Edge new writer’s award 3 times and short listed for the Galway University Hospital Poetry Competition 2016. Her poems...

Seamus Scanlon – The Long Wet Grass

The resonance of tires against the wet road is a mantra strong and steady. The wipers slough rain away in slow rhythmic arcs into the surrounding blackness. The rain falls slow and steady, then...
The Bile Continues tv series

A.D. – The Bible Continues (aka A.D. – Kingdom and Empire)

A.D. The Bile Continues is a 2015 American TV series based on the Acts of the Apostles and Epistles of Paul and tells about the main events after the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. Besides...
Silvio Donà - The Royalties letter

Silvio Donà – The Royalties letter

He kept it all day on his night table. He picked it up a couple of times then he put it back down without opening it. It’s just a letter. According to physical law, it is...

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William Dalrymple - Return of a King

William Dalrymple – Return of a King

William Dalrymple, an expert on the Indian sub-continent (In India and Delhi are two great books to understand India) takes us to Afghanistan, in...

Zsolt Szájjbely – The Fruit of a Quiet Day

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Aristotle

Erri De Luca – The Opposite of One

"The opposite of one" is a collection of autobiographical stories that opens with a small poem in verses dedicated to the author's mother: because...

H.G. Wells – The Flowering of the Strange Orchid

The buying of orchids always has in it a certain speculative flavour. You have before you the brown shrivelled lump of tissue, and for...

Aoibheann McCann – Marina

Marina enters the world experiencing a trauma: the trauma of separation from a submarine world, amniotic, full of peace and serenity. At first she...