Wallace Wattles

Wallace D. Wattles – A new Christ

This times I’ve decided to talk about a great book, yet still widely unknown: A New Christ. To those readers who may discard the book because it has “Christ” in the title, I want to...
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Aoibheann McCann – Johnny Claire

We crowded around the screen and watched him putting ‘J.C.’ into the Hall of Fame. He had got the top score in Street Fighter and we’d never even seen him here before. It was...

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

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Ahimaaz Ben Paltiel Resurrection

Ahimaaz Ben Paltiel – Resurrection

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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

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