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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

New issue of west 47 online & article in Poetry Ireland News

The January-March issue of west 47 – the literary web magazine of Galway Arts Centre – is now online at

The new issue includes fiction by John McKenna, Gerry Boland, Harry O’Neill and Susan Millar DuMars; poems by Robert Jocelyn, Leeanne Quinn, Mary Mullen, Jean Andrews and Christopher Barnes; and a translation from the original Macedonian, by Nicola Madzirov, of a poem by Magdalena Horvat.

Poems and stories published on west 47 are eligible for inclusion in The Cúirt Annual and for the Cúirt New Writing Prize.

Submissions for future issues should be sent to Maura Kennedy, Assistant Editor, west47 online, Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, Galway, Ireland.

Meanwhile, the latest issue of Poetry Ireland News includes an article on the subject of poetry readings by Over The Edge co-organiser, Kevin Higgins, Helping Irish Poetry Break Out Of The Victorian Drawing Room.

This is an abridged version of a paper Kevin delivered to the International Irish Studies Conference at NUI Galway last June.

The full paper can be read at