Spring Writing

After working steadily this past year on various projects, it’s rewarding to see the publication of some new pieces. I’m thrilled that my poem Craquelure features in The Poetry Review, along with poems by Wendy Cope, Mona Arshi, Kim Hyesoon, Fiona Benson, Harmony Holiday, and many more. My gratitude to editor Emily Berry. You can read my poem online here.


Another journal I have long admired, The Dublin Review, have just published a new essay of mine, ‘Milk’. It explores my days donating to the Human Milk Bank, via Radiohead, a strange birth story, misunderstandings of karma, and a canine hit and run. If that sounds like your sort of thing, you may purchase the issue by clicking here. My thanks to the editor, Brendan Barrington.


One of my very favourite literary journals, The Well Review, have published a poem of mine in their extraordinary second issue, which also features work by Anne Carson, Tarfia Faizullah, Leontia Flynn, Vona Groarke, and Dorianne Laux, among others. Not only that, but they commissioned a wonderful artist, Esther Miles, to make a piece of art in response to my poem. So cool! You can read a conversation between Esther and editor Sarah Byrne on art and poetry here.


Finally, a very special edition of The Stinging Fly, brimming with new Irish poetry and prose, includes my essay ‘On Gesture’ and was distributed along with many other fine books, in Washington and NYC on St Patrick’s Day. This issue also includes work by Sara Baume, Kevin Curran, Amanda Bell, and Annemarie Ní Churreáin, among others.  My thanks to Declan Meade for his support in editing my piece. Wonderful to see new Irish writing celebrated in America!


It’s always a relief to finish a piece of writing, and a joy to see it published in such fine publications. Now my current writing projects are calling, so back to the page I go!