Showing posts from April, 2017

gorse No. 8

‘Excuse me but I just have to explode this body off me…’

gorse no. 8 is now out, featuring essays by Alice Butler, Sinéad Gleeson, Diarmuid Hester, Richard Kovitch, and Dimitra Xidous; fiction by Sheila Armstrong, Alex McElroy, Colm O'Shea, David Rose, and Hugh Smith; interviews with Dragana Jurisic (by Orla Fitzpatrick), and Ulay (by Margarita Meklina); Irish by Máirtín Coilféir, Caitríona Ní Chléirchín, and Alan Titley.

I'm pleased to be publishing poetry by Ivy Alvarez in the form of six multifarious poems; 'Aristophanes' People', a sequence by Kevin Cahill on gender diversity and the boundaries of the gender construct; three full colour brut art poems by SJ Fowler exploring handwriting, markmaking, illustration and legibility; and four poems by Melissa Lee-Houghton from a recent body of work.

Susan Tomaselli's editorial, taking in among others Claude Cahun, Kathy Acker and Francis Bacon, is published online, and is accessible with a password printed in each c…

Phonica: Five

Phonica returns with an exciting new partner venue and expanded international dimension! Full details below:

Phonica: Five

Monday 24 April 2017
Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre
Admission: €6.00 / €4.00

Estevo Creus & Keith Payne
Kate Ellis
Laura Hyland
Anthony Kelly & David Stalling
Robert Herbert McClean
Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir

Phonica: Five features six exciting acts from Ireland, Spain and Iceland presenting a blend of songwriting and sound improvisation; poetry incorporating architecture and design; ‘musique concrète’; translation; poetry and audiovisual art; cello and electronics; and subversions of the expectations around spoken word performance.

Phonica is a primarily poetry and music series with an emphasis on multiformity and the experimental. Conceived, programmed and hosted since early 2016 by Christodoulos Makris and Olesya Zdorovetska, Phonica aims to explore compositional and performative ideas and to encourage a melting pot of audiences and artists from across…