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

Winter 2019-20


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  • Pages: 224
  • ISBN: 978-1-906539-82-5
  • Published: Nov 2019



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