Tuesday, October 09, 2007

'Flux' on West47

One of my poems, Flux is featured in the current (October-December 2007) issue of West47. You can read it here. I hope you like it.

West47 is the online literary journal of the Galway Arts Centre and I feel quite privileged by inclusion in this issue, which features some top quality writing. There's some fine poetry, including an elegant, evocative snapshot Love in a Run-down Street from Philip Quirke. Also a somewhat scatalogical take on the local Poetry Slam phenomenon from Pete Mullineaux, resident MC of Galway Arts Centre's monthly Poetry Slams, as well as a widely published poet in his own right.

Other gems include an excerpt from a new play, The Avenue, by Christian O'Reilly (who, coincidentally, also wrote Is This About Sex? as reviewed below) plus a new story from Kevin Barry. Barry's first collection of stories, There Are Little Kingdoms, was published earlier in 2007 and is somewhat of a phenomenon itself, in that the first paperback edition, from The Stinging Fly Press, sold out in record time and a second edition is printing now!