Issue 5 of gorse was published at the end of March, ushering in the second phase of the journal: publication frequency is now up to three times a year (March, July, November) with the page count set at 200 pages. The new single issue price is €13.00.
In this issue I'm proud and excited to be publishing brand new poetry from SJ Fowler ('Prism' - from a sequence celebrating Edward Snowden), Linda Kemp (four poems), Alan Jude Moore ('Gabriel'), Doireann Ní Ghríofa (two poems), and James Wilkes (the sequence 'Sputniks').
Susan Tomaselli's editorial 'The Geometry Blinked Ruin Unimaginable' introduces the themes running through the issue, discussing among much else Andy Warhol's 'Death and Disaster' series, Rachel Kushner's The Flamethrowers, Marinetti and The Futurist Manifesto, and Picasso's 'Guernica'.
gorse No. 5 also includes essays by Diarmuid Hester, Darragh McCausland, Nathan Hugh O’Donnell and Benjamin Robinson; fiction by Will Ashon, Maria Fusco, Olivia Heal, D Joyce-Ahearne, Helen McClory, Simon Okotie and Eimear Ryan; interviews with Owen Hatherley by Robert Barry and with Sarah Pierce by Claire Potter; and aphorisms by Susana Medina, translated by Jonathan Dunne.
You can buy gorse No. 5 individually from the website or you can purchase a subscription. Back issues (except No. 1) are also available from the gorse shop. In addition, the journal is stocked in selected bookshops.
Please join us in celebrating the launch of gorse no. 5 in The Liquor Rooms (5 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2) on Wednesday 20 April with readings by D Joyce-Ahearne, Darragh McCausland, Alan Jude Moore, Nathan Hugh O’Donnell, and Eimear Ryan. Start time is 7.30pm and admission is free.