200 Reasons Not To Leave Dublin


The Irish are a nation of emigrants. After a brief respite, we're back to boats and planes as vehicles for careers and lives. But Dublin's still a great place to live, regardless of how small it m...read more
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Book Review: I Hate The Internet – Jarrett Kobek

To read I Hate the Internet is to wade headlong into cybernetic slime, to confront the crude biases of online life and to feel powerless against them. Because without the internet, I Hate the Internet could not exist, nor could it find readers.

Phonica: Speak, See, Remember – Christodoulos Makris

Christodoulos Makris’ most recent book The Architecture of Chance (Wurm Press, 2015) was chosen as a poetry book of the year by RTÉ’s Arena and 3:AM Magazine. He has curated numerous poetry project and events, and he is the poetry editor of gorse literary journal. Along with Olesya Zdorovetska, he read more…


Book Review: Beckett’s Friendship – André Bernold

Reading Beckett’s Friendship by André Bernold is a lot like listening to a rambling college lecture by an old-school scholar: generally enjoyable with moments of impressive insight, but largely baffling and irrelevant to any particular purpose.

Book Review: Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine Diane Williams

The reader of Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine has much in common with this bystander. We intrude on Williams’ characters in media res, catching them off guard. They are busy, looking away, and obliquely engaged in tiny banal acts that hiss with guarded intimacy.

Book Review: Under the Udala Trees – Chinelo Okparanta

While Under the Udala Trees’s closing words are full of hope, the author’s note at the end of the book reminds readers of the current state of affairs in Nigeria, where homosexuality is still criminalised and, in certain states, punishable by death.


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