Stinging Fly winter 2019-20 (1)
Issue 41 / Volume 2

Winter 2019-20


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The Winter issue will be posted out the week of November 18th and will be in shops from November 20th.

We will be launching the issue at 7.30pm on November 27th as part of this year's Dublin Art Book Fair at Temple Bar Galleries and Studios.



Cathy Sweeney – ‘The Chair’
Chetna Maroo – ‘The Crab House’
Aoife Casby – ‘A Woman of Thirty’
Keith Ridgway – ‘We Are Appalling’
Olivia Rosenthall – ‘Food Shop’
Cathy Thomas – ‘Atrophies’
Stephen Walsh – ‘WonderHouse (Some Assembly Required)’
Mariana Enriquez – ‘Back When We Talked to the Dead’
Sarah Edwards – ‘Neighbour’
Jan Carson – ‘Quickly, While They Still Have Horses’
Hugo Kelly – ‘Night Philosopher’
Niamh MacCabe – ‘Sea Eagle Sonata’

Featured Poet

Emer Lyons – Six poems


A selection of work from the new anthology calling for an end to direct provision

Jessica Traynor | Evgeny Shtorn | Anonymous | Mimmie Malaba | Rehan Ali | Donnah Vuma


Danielle McLaughlin – ‘South’
David Toms – Three poems
Eloise Hendy – ‘cuckoo flower’
Róisín Kelly – ‘Chameleon’
Manuela Moser – Three poems
Eamon Grennan – ‘On the Far Side of the Thornbush’
Doireann Ní Ghríofa – from ‘The Book of Showers’
Alan Jude Moore – ‘The Roundabout’
Mairéad Byrne – ‘The State of the Place’
Joe Lines – ‘Ghost Writer’
Heather Christle – ‘My Education’
Jessica Foley – ‘#MULibraryCat’
Aodán McCardle – ‘In the beginning’
Graham Allen – ‘Kakangelism’
Leeanne Quinn – ‘Precedence’
Kevin Graham – ‘Pathways’


Paddy Bushe – Síscéal/Fairytale


Molly Hennigan – ‘Celestial Realm’
Mia Gallagher – ‘Practice, Process, Product’
Paul Lewis – ‘Recordar, Mas o Menos’

Small Change

A series of short essays on the topic of money in art, writing, work, and life.

Dr Conor McCabe | Muireann O’Dwyer | Arnold Thomas Fanning | Elske Rahill


Shane Keisuke Berkery (Cover)
Sharon Whooley (p. 27)
Hina Khan (p. 138)

Cover Design

Emily Good

Additional information

Delivery Region

Ireland & Northern Ireland, Rest of the World