by Sean O'Reilly

Sean O'Reilly writes from the inside of things. He has no circumference, no limits. His sentences are riddled, undone and made beautiful by shame itself. This is radical, uncompromised, necessary work. — Anne Enright

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Some Notes on Des Hogan’s Story ‘Kennedy’

In Des Hogan's work, Ireland is exhibited as precisely what it is: a gaudy, teetering, beautiful, dangerous, hysterical, haunted, failing country.


How To Edit Your Own Lousy Writing

Learn to read your work with the eyes of a stranger and you will pass through the Valley of Failure towards the Mountain of Success.


On Non-Fiction about Housing and Homelessness

How can journalists and non-fiction writers tell the stories of the people most affected by the deepening housing crisis?

From the Archives

🔒 Poetry

Out of it

Issue 9, Volume 2: Spring 2008

🔒 Poetry

The Photos on the Wall

Issue 12, Volume 2: Spring 2009

🔒 Poetry

Phone Call From Finland

Issue 11, Volume 2: Winter 2008-09

🔒 Fiction


Issue 27, Volume 2: Spring 2014

🔒 Essay

The Third City: Maeve Brennan’s imaginative home

Issue 20, Volume 2: Winter 2011 (The New York Issue)