Notes on Contributors
is a Professor of English in UCC. He won the 2010 Listowel Single Poem Prize and has been short-listed for other prizes, including the Crashaw Prize and the Strong/Shine First Collection Prize. His epoem Holes and collection The One That Got Away (2014) are published by New Binary Press. His new collection, The Madhouse System, is due for publication this summer.
studies at UCC, where he is writing a Masters thesis on the reception of Shakespearean Romance by W.H. Auden. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Southword, The Penny Dreadful, Poetry (Chicago), Banshee, and elsewhere. Recently he read for the Introductions Series at the Cork International Poetry Festival.
is from Mallow, and has lived in Cork City almost all his adult life. In 2015 he took early retirement from his job, having worked for 30 years, to write full-time. He is currently an M.A. Student in Creative Writing in U.C.C. www.tadhgcoakley.com.
has published a verse novella, two full collections and several chapbooks. New work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Financial Times, Poetry, Poetry Review, PN Review and elsewhere. www.patrickcotter.ie
is a poet and Irish Research Council funded Creative Writing PhD scholar. She teaches with UCC's Women's Studies MA and Creative Writing departments. Her collections are Encounter (Lapwing 2010) and The Wild Pupil (Bradshaw 2012). She is 2016 editor of the Cork Literary Review. www.kathydarcy.com
début short story collection, Waiting For The Bullet (Doire Press, 2014), won the Edge Hill Readers’ Choice Prize 2015 (UK). In 2010 she received a Hennessy Literary Award for First Fiction and the overall Hennessy Literary Award for New Irish Writer. www.madeleinedarcy.com
is from Cork and is happily studying English in UCC. She has been dabbling in writing for many years and has had work included in 'The Unfinished Book of Poetry', UCC Express and the 'Fair Re-Tales' publication. She has served as Vice Chairperson of the English Society for two years.
taught English for six years in Japan before returning home to pursue a Masters in Creative Writing at University College Cork. He is the author of several short stories, articles, plays, and a sitcom script that was kindly rejected by the BBC. His favourite colour is either blue or grey.
work is published in journals and newspapers. He was awarded the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Prize for 2014 and was shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award in 2015. He is a recipient of a Key West Literary bursary. John currently works at University College Cork as University Librarian.
is from Clonakilty, Co. Cork. He is a second-year student studying English and Greek & Roman Civilisation in UCC. His short story The Crawlspace was shortlisted in the RTÉ Radio One Francis MacManus Short Story Competition, and was read out over the radio. Turning to poetry, he was awarded The Seamus Heaney Memorial Prize from the English Society for his poem A Poem Regarding Cultural Identity in 2015.
is a current student in the MA Creative Writing. Her work has appeared in online and print journals, including The Lonely Crowd, The Incubator and Silver Apples Magazine. She was recently shortlisted in the ‘From The Well’ short story competition, run by Cork County Library and Arts Services.
made her way to Cork from Liverpool via Madrid, Manchester, London, Brighton and Dublin. She made her way to poetry via all manner of trials, tribulations and observations. In 2012 she released an album of original songs called Flowers For The Living and is currently on the MA in Creative Writing programme at UCC. www.rosilalor.com
was born at Cappoquin and educated at UCC. He has published seven collections of poetry as well as two novels. He is a member of Aosdána, winner of the Patrick Kavanagh Award, Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize and the O Shaughnessy Award for Poetry. Pandemonium, poems, will be published by Carcanet Press in October.
has been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including The SHOp, Southword, Cyphers, and Revival. His third collection of poetry, Courting Katie, is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry. josullivan.org
, 29, is currently completing an MA in Creative Writing in UCC. She has an Arts degree from UCC in English and Psychology and has an MA in Literature and Publishing from NUI Galway. She previously worked in publishing in London. She lives in Cork with her two friends and her dog Brody.