Liffey Swim reviewed at Burning Bush II

The new issue of Burning Bush II is out, and there’s a great crop of new poems here from Jessamine O’Connor, Alan Weadick, Philip Cummins, Jennifer Matthews, Michael Ray, Fiona Bolger, Anne Tanam and Graham Allen among others. Great to see this consistently good journal going from strength to strength.

There’s also a review of my book Liffey Swim by guest editor Joseph Horgan, alongside a review of Mary Madec’s new book, and a review by Ailbhe Darcy of Dylan Brennan’s Blood Oranges.

Have a read here

The Burning Bush II

I’ve got a poem in the most recent issue of The Burning Bush II and thought I’d put up a link to it. It’s a really excellent online publication, so I’m delighted to be part of it. I’m glad to see this particular poem in print as it’s one that drifted around in my head for a long time, took several beatings and remouldings, and was finally accepted into decent society despite itself.