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

Most Recent


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?


Multimedia Notes on the Literature of Homelessness

Tracing the wandering path of the homeless through the histories of word and song.


Fly Roundtable: The short story and the novel

Alan McMonagle, Billy O'Callaghan and Ethel Rohan have all published their first novels this year. Here they discuss the challenges of moving from the short story to the longer form.

From the Archives

🔒 Poetry

The Art of the Poetic Line

Issue 24, Volume 2: Spring 2013

🔒 Fiction

Wilderness Elsewhere

Issue 9, Volume 2: Spring 2008

🔒 Poetry

love is stuck

Issue 27, Volume 2: Spring 2014

🔒 Poetry


Issue 34, Volume 2: Summer 2016

🔒 Essay

On First Drafts…

Issue 12, Volume 2: Spring 2009