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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Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein – Every Afternoon: a Dialogue

I get up. So do you get up. We are pleased with each other. Why are you. Because we are hopeful. Have you any reason to be. We have reason...

Sadakichi Hartmann – Collected Poems, 1886-1944

Sadakichi Hartmann has been described as ‘one of the most intriguing and overlooked figures in the history of American poetry’ (Juliana Chang), and with...

The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead

Continuing the journey in the world of British punk and alternative music, after talking about The Clash and Morrissey, it seemed right to take...

Loren D. Estleman – Frames

A cinema detective Valentino is a UCLA archivist and likes to call himself a film detective, since his main occupation is to find and recover...

M.B. Ionescu-Lupeanu – A Guy with a Pizza Box

The girl’s birth was declared at the civil register. She went back through the deserted park, towards maternity. An autumn morning. She started down the alley...