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Reading at Ó Bhéal in Cork Plus Some New Poems and Recipes

Reading at Ó Bhéal in Cork Plus Some New Poems and RecipesIt has been a hectic enjoyable summer with some ups and downs. But after a successful reading at the May Over the Edge Writers’ Gathering, I’m now delighted to say I’ll be reading at Ó Bhéal in the Long Valley Bar in Cork this Monday 8th of August alongside my partner in crime, Anne Irwin, come if around, it will be great craic.

Also, this week I had five poems published with A New Ulster which I am over the moon to be apart of since I have been a fan for quite a while now. Check it out, it is an online publication run by Amos Greig and it always has brilliant work and always looking for new voices. Check out my five here…

2 New Poems in The Indian Review and a Reading at Over The Edge

Stephen Byrne reading at May Over the Edge Writers' GatheringLast week was one of the best of the year so far. I was a featured reader at the May Over the Edge Writers’ Gathering, went on a crazy fishing trip and had two new poems published in the Indian Review, an online website I regularly read.

It had been a while since I had done a reading and I cannot show enough appreciation to Susan Millar DuMars and Kevin Higgins for the invite and constant support.

3 New Poems in Rat’s Ass Review

3 New Poems in Rat's Ass ReviewI came across Rat’s Ass Review a while ago through the brilliant Review Review website and of course, was instantly attracted to the magazines name. As a fan of finding new journals and online magazines to read, sure I had to take a look and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of poetry on the site and knew I wanted to be apart of it.

Van Gogh’s Ear Releases The James Dean Tribute Edition and It’s Awesome

Van Gogh's Ear Releases The James Dean Tribute Edition and It's Awesome

Van Gogh’s Ear Volume 10: The James Dean Tribute Edition

Van Gogh's Ear Releases The James Dean Tribute Edition and It's AwesomeWhen I had my poem published on The Original Van Gogh’s Ear website it was one of my most proudest publications as I’m a huge fan of the journal.

Van Gogh’s Ear Anthology was inspired by Allen Ginsberg and originally created by Ian Ayres. And now Tina Faye Ayers, editor, has created a brilliant literature and art feast beast of a special edition called The James Dean Tribute Edition, which is packed full of outstanding interviews about James Dean which I found amazingly informative considering my knowledge about James Dean was very small.

Poem in Skylight 47, Interview and Translations in Russian

Poem in Skylight 47, Interview and Translations in RussianThe Galway publication Skylight 47 is becoming one of Irelands best literature papers and I’m delighted to have a poem published in issue 5. This issue has an interview with Louis De Paor, reviews of Alan Jude Moore’s excellent and highly recommended book ‘Zinger‘ and Edward O’Dwyer’s book ‘The Rain on Cruise’s Street’.

Packed with tons of poetry, I’m delighted to be in fine company along side Anne Irwin, Kate Dempsey, James O’toole, Noel King, Lorna Shaughnessy, Maurice Devitt and Ruth Quinlan who has two poems, one stunning piece appearing on the back page which is worth the purchase alone. You can buy Skylight 47 in shops around Galway and Dublin and I highly recommend it.

2 New Poems in Ropes 2015 Journal

Cúirt International Festival Of Literature 2015 is in full swing in Galway and even with my ripped buttocks 2 New Poems in Ropes 2015 Journalmuscle, I’m still managing to get around to a lot of amazing events such as Paul Durcan, a master class with Jane Hirshfield, Naomi Shihab Nye and Kay Ryan and so much more.

Also lauched yesterday was the annual literature journal brought out by the MA students of NUI college Galway called Ropes 2015. It is always a quality print journal full of excellent poetry, stories and art from local and international writers.

3 New Poems in the Blue Hour by Stephen Byrne

3 New Poems in the Blue Hour by Stephen ByrneI have been a massive fan of the Blue Hour magazine for over a year now and I’m delighted to have 3 poems published on their website. I have not been active on this site at all this year due to how damn busy I am but hope to return soon now that a quiet period is upon me, hopefully.

Be sure to visit The Blue Hour and check out the amazing writing happening over there. There is plenty of poetry, prose, short stories, flash fiction even art and they produce anthologies and well as establishing a small press, which as we know, always need our support.

Poem in Boyne Berries 14 Autumn 2013 Edition

Poem in Boyne Berries 14 Autumn 2013 EditionAfter a very busy few weeks I have finally been able to sit down and indulge into my contributors copy of Boyne Berries 14, Autumn 2013 Edition and enjoy the excellent writing provided by the group.

I am delighted to have a poem in Boyne Berries as this journal has been around since 2006 and is popular and respected among the writers and public of Ireland. The journal is produced by The Boyne Writers Group based in Trim Co. Meath. What I love about this group of individuals is that they meet twice a month to read and critique each others work whether it is poetry, fiction, a novel or play, it doesn’t matter, all work is read, critically analyzed with helpful feedback provided and worked on.

2 Poems in RædLeafPoetry-India Online

2 Poems in RædLeafPoetry-India OnlineI’ve always had a fascination and love of Indian Poetry, past and contemporary and find myself in love with the new voices sprouting up and sharing their work across India (anyone who knows me personally knows of my Tishani Doshi writers crush) and a relatively new non-profit website promoting new Indian and international writing recently caught my eye and I have found some excellent writing and enthusiasm within here.

So it is with great pleasure that I have had two poems published on the website (thank you Linda) and delighted to be in some fine company alongside Max Babi, Ben Mazer, Angelina Llonguera, Todd Swift and others.

New Poems and a New Poetry Book To End with on 12/12/12

New Poems and a New Poetry Book To End with on 12/12/12It’s been a very busy year, especially since the summer and will continue into the new year. The summer here in Galway was nuts, so busy with festival after festival and the Volvo Ocean Race was huge and a great success, but, meant I had to work more hours than I needed to but was enjoyable.

I have had some poems and articles published in the last few months that I hadn’t the time to post about. I have also been busy creating our first poetry book, an anthology for a group of writers I am involved. Last Friday we had our book launch and it was a huge success with a large crowd and plenty of interest in our book.

Poem Online In The New And Exciting Emerge Literary Journal

Poem Online In The New And Exciting Emerge Literary JournalWho would have thought it that the love of eating a delicious sandwich would turn in to a poem and then eventually be published online in a literary journal; well that’s what happened with my Ode To A Gourmet Sandwich, a poem I had written one day in a coffee shop in Galway after eating probably the most delicious cranberry, bacon, turkey and salad sandwich I have had so far, prompting me to embed it in to memory through the ink of my pen.