Anthologies, Experiments,& Giveaways


The 32 is a new anthology dedicated to Irish Writers from a working class background. It’s long overdue – we have had hundreds of anthologies of writers dedicated to writers born with a silver spoon in their mouth! Edited by Paul McVeigh, I will be in it alongside Kevin Barry, June Caldwell, Roddy Doyle, Rick O Shea, Danielle McLaughlin & many more. It’s currently fundraising over at https://unbound.com/books/32/


Correspondences, edited by Jess Traynor & Stephen Rea is an anthology of Writing Against Direct Provision featuring a wide variety of contributors including Annemarie Ní Churreáin, Arnold Thomas Fanning, Evgeny Shtorn, & Claire Hennessy. It features my text collage ‘In The Irish Countryside’ inspired by the photography of Vukašin Nedeljković. Guests form the anthology will be ion TV on the Ray D’Arcy show this Saturday night and you can order here (all proceeds to MASI) https://stingingfly.org/product/correspondences/


The Other Irish Tradition, edited by Rob Doyle, is a major anthology of Ireland’s experimental literature tradition, featuring Swift, Sterne, Mangan, Joyce, Beckett etc. It includes my apocalyptic satire Becoming Polis, a job advertisement for an assistant in the destruction of Europe. Buy it here https://www.dalkeyarchive.com/product/the-irish-tradition/


Finally The Only Real Irish Poet in Dublin, my new audiobook soundtracked by Deise’s multimedia legend Derek Flynn will be released next weekend. It’s a story loosely based on the early days of irish spoken word and concerns a poet who goes missing somewhere between the International Bar and a cursed field in Roscommon. I have ten of these to giveaway to advance listeners – PM for yours!

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