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gorse No. 8

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‘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

Phonica: Five

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Phonica returns with an exciting new partner venue and expanded international dimension! Full details below: Phonica: Five Monday 24 April 2017 7.30pm  Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre Admission: €6.00 / €4.00 with 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 meltin