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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What We Talk About When We Talk About Housing

What can the attitudes of Ireland's housing officials tell us about their ability to handle the country's most serious housing crisis in living memory?


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.

From the Archives

🔒 Poetry


Issue 16, Volume 2: Summer 2010

🔒 Poetry


Issue 17, Volume 2: Winter 2010-11

🔒 Essay

Mr Loganʼs Weekly News

Issue 6, Volume 2: Spring 2007

🔒 Fiction

The Glorious Heresies (An extract)

Issue 30, Volume 2: Spring 2015

🔒 Poetry

Homily (or The Odd Couple)

Issue 23, Volume 2: Winter 2012