My interview with Ruth Danon published in The Cortland Review

I'm delighted to have my interview with American poet Ruth Danon published in Issue 83 of the wonderful The Cortland Review.   Thank you to Christian Gullette for accepting our interview for publication. Issue 83 has the most fantastic artwork on its cover (German Garden (Weather Report) 2019, oil on canvas by Wayne Koestenbaum), and features a myriad of … Continue reading My interview with Ruth Danon published in The Cortland Review

The Joys of Festivals: Readers, Writers and Artists

Duality was launched at Kildare Community Library on Friday, 11th October as part of The Kildare Readers Festival. It was a great night with a warm introduction by Celine Broughal and a moving launch speech by Lucina Russell (Arts Officer County Kildare). The hard work in creating and collaborating melts away when artists and readers find joy and … Continue reading The Joys of Festivals: Readers, Writers and Artists

Writers Chat 23: James Claffey on “The Heart Crossways” (Thrice Publishing: USA, 2018)

James, You’re very welcome back to my Writers Chat series. The last time we chatted, in 2012, we focused on Blood a Cold Blue a collection of short fiction. This time we’re chatting about your wonderful debut novel The Heart Crossways where you bring us into an Ireland that’s hardly recognisable today. So, let’s start with … Continue reading Writers Chat 23: James Claffey on “The Heart Crossways” (Thrice Publishing: USA, 2018)