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Colony Issue 1

Colonyis one of a flurry of recently-established Ireland-based journals interested in a break from a traditional-institutional understanding of literature (or at least, as Colony's first editorial statement puts it, in an area of "healthy tension" between the traditional and the avant garde). A group of exciting writers and artists make up its editorial team. It's to appear online three times a year, with a fourth, print issue including the best of the online material plus new work set to be published annually.

Colony's inaugural issue presents work that "exemplifies [a] spirit of playfulness, glee, and anarchic invention" by "some of the best writers and most gifted artists and thinkers in Ireland (and beyond)." I'm delighted to be contributing two poems to it: 'xxxxx' and '16 X 16' are concerned with ideas of appropriation, re-framing, constraint and process, while extending a sideways glance at the issue's theme of Co…

Speaking poetry at the Ranelagh Arts Centre

I look forward to taking part in this reading alongside two of the other poets featured in the Ash Wednesday Series: How to Speak Poetry, this coming Wednesday 5 March 2014:


Kicking off the Ranelagh Spring Salon, a reading of poets featured in the Ash Wednesday Poetry Series: How to Speak Poetry will be held on Ash Wednesday March 5, 2014 at the Ranelagh Arts Centre. The evening will start at 7pm and it will feature the following poets:

Christodoulos Makris
Billy Ramsell
Máighréad Medbh

The musical act for the evening will be the lovely and melodic Red Sail.

Admission: 5 Euro