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First we all hear the shuffling noise. Look! a tourist outside Spar exclaims—her phone, a pitchfork claim, a scamall despair, our local newsprint’s state stories so close,...

Elaine Cosgrove – Endless

We become adult on roads, on lines, on grids, on greens, on grey spaces — you cannot zoom in. We become older with the city as seer, decibels the scale from stepping...

Elaine Cosgrove

Elaine Cosgrove is from the West of Ireland. Transmissions, her debut collection of poems, is published by Dedalus Press. Elaine Cosgrove was born in Sligo...

Stephen Byrne – Because You’re A Girl

you will bring life into this world, only to lose yours. Because you’re a girl you will suffer mutilation to bleed & scream for a month. Because you’re a girl you...

Stephen Byrne – A Father Calls to his Child on Liveleak

                                    In memoriam 513 Children Gaza 2014 Wake up child wake up cries the father to his child beneath the torn & tattered building within the dust &...

Stephen Byrne – Raise Your Heads

stop looking at the ground stop glaring at your phones stop hiding under rocks stop drowning beneath the sea stop avoiding the eyes of someone in need stop social media...

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...

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...

Bobbie Sparrow – One degree warmer

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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...

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