Cover of Issue 43, Winter 2020-21
Issue 43/Volume Two

Winter 2020-21


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  • Pages: 240
  • ISBN: 978-1-906539-85-6
  • Published: Nov 2020


A very special edition of the magazine, dedicated to the great county of Galway.
The issue was published in association with Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture.

Guest Editor: Lisa McInerney
Guest Poetry Editor: Elaine Feeney


Aoife Casby | ‘Pilgrimage , or The Liminal Situation of a Connemara Erratic’
Gavin Corbett | ‘Faeces In My Airbnb’
Dean Fee | ‘Bad News’
Fred Johnston | ‘She Taught Me To See Unicorns’
Mike McCormack | ‘These Are The Tools God Gave Us’
Alan McMonagle | ‘Balm for the Halfpenny Place’
Andrew Meehan | ‘The Billionaire Kevin Carty Photographed With Fifty-Nine Of His Sixty Dressage Warhorses’
Kathleen Murray | ‘Glass To Sand’
Mary O’Donoghue | ‘In the Inn District’
Michael Phoenix | ‘What Was It Like There’
Emer Rogers | ‘The Next of the Last’


Carolann Caviglia Madden | ‘Ode to the Marriage and the Divorce’
Emily S. Cooper | ‘Keen’
Elaine Cosgrove | ‘The Unseeing’
Louis de Paor | ‘Tearmann’
Annie Deppe | ‘Nestling, green’
Attracta Fahy | ‘This is I’
Tiana M. Fischer | ‘Rain Lyric’
Ella Gaynor | ‘Deadman’s Beach’
Aimee Godfrey | ‘God is a Surgeon or a Huntsman or a Wolf’
Aideen Henry | ‘The Trees, They Do Be Tall’
James Martyn Joyce | ‘Furey Meets The Bishop’
Joanne McCarthy | ‘I want to become a punk at 40’
Neil McCarthy | ‘Skinny Dipping’
Afric McGlinchey| ‘The First Migration (or Running Away After the First Slap)’
Geraldine Mitchell | ‘Island Life’
Cian Murphy| ‘wanna be’
Jade Murphy| ‘In a London Fish Shop’
Anne Mulkeen Murray | ‘No Love Lost’
Nessa O’Mahony | ‘Doon Cottage’
Katelyn O’Neill | ‘Letter to my 13-year-old self’
Katie O’Sullivan | ‘Exposure Therapy’
Ruth Quinlan | ‘The Corrib Great Southern, 2020’
Liz Quirke | ‘Madame Helene on the Prom’
Moya Roddy | ‘Hell in Connacht’
Toh Hsien Min | Two poems
Molly Twomey |‘Liz’s Kitchen’


David Wheatley, translating Joe Steve Ó Neachtain | ‘Dóthain’ / ‘Fill’


Kevin Barry | ‘Awkward Relations’
Megan Buckley | ‘Creativity, Community, Poetry: Women Writing In Late-Twentieth-
Century Galway’
Stan Carey | ‘Wasn’t It Herself Told Me?’ Irish English Dialect in Galway
Rob Doyle | ‘Ballyphallus — Sex, Magic and Yeats’
Róisín Kiberd | ‘A Hell Taxonomy’
Clara Kumagai | ‘Memorials’
Peter Murphy | ‘Where We Come From’
Nuala O’Connor | ‘Blowing In and Blowing Out’
Colin Walsh | ‘A Stranger Rides Into Town, A Man Goes On A Journey’


Maeve Curtis

Cover Design

Catherine Gaffney

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