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Five Women Poets for Imbolc

It is the first of February, the beginning of spring, Imbolc. It is also known as the festival of Brigid, goddess of poetry and healing, and so to celebrate the day we want to share some of the most exciting women writers in Ireland today.…

UNBOUND | Four Poems by Yu-Hsuan Wu

Fictionalise By Yu-Hsuan Wu Reality rises one gesture fictionalises one silver thread behind the clouds A dreamer passing by looks through the implication of the cloud thread he says: we bridge the holy stairway to Heaven no…

Asylum Road: A Review

Luke and Anya get engaged on a trip to France, Luke’s parents invite them to their house in Cornwall to celebrate, and Luke finally convinces Anya to take a trip home so that he can, at long last, meet her parents. Homecoming, as it turns…

Re-Reading The Great Gatsby

Re-reading The Great Gatsby felt like revisiting an experience that made a good impression on me first time round, only to find the new experience empty of pleasure, meaning or purpose. There are beautiful sentences, a blizzard of expensive…