Winter Papers

Reading the beautiful publication ‘Winter Papers’ has become an annual tradition for me around Christmas. It’s an extraordinarily beautiful publication which always includes an eclectic chorus of voices in Irish writing, encompassing both prose and poetry, photography, visual art, interviews, and cross-disciplinary discussions on craft. I’m very grateful to editors Olivia Smith and Kevin Barry for including a poem of mine,  ‘Maude, Enthralled’ in this year’s edition, alongside a discussion on writing, mischief, and craft between Leontia Flynn and I. Seán Hewitt recently reviewed this volume in The Irish Times, and a special edition of Arena dedicated to Winter Papers is also available here, courtesy of RTÉ Radio 1. Winter Papers is available to purchase here.

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