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I have both of her books from Salmon Poetry. Highly recommended.

Rochford Street Review

Afric McGlinchey – Four Poems…………………..Contemporary Irish Poetry Index

Afric McGlinchey

A ‘blow-back’ after growing up in Zimbabwe, Irish-born Afric McGlinchey’s début collection, The lucky star of hidden things (Salmon Poetry, 2012), was also published in Italian by l’Arcolaio. Her work has been translated into five languages. Winner of the 40th Hennessy poetry award among others, she was selected for the 2014 Italo-Irish Literature Exchange. Her work has been studied in the Irish Leaving Certificate and she has read at the Troubadour (London), Harare International Arts Festival (Zimbabwe), Iowa Book Festival (USA) and Poetry Africa (Durban, South Africa). Selected as one of Ireland’s ‘Rising Poets’ by Poetry Ireland Review, Afric was awarded an Arts bursary to write her Forward-nominated collection, Ghost of the Fisher Cat. She is a freelance editor and lives in West Cork, Ireland.

Afric’s website can be found at www.africmcglinchey.com

Ghost of the Fisher Cat

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Sin | Write Out Loud

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Love your positive attitude. After a couple of falls, I no-longer feel secure and strong. The adjustment takes its toll too.

Liz Byrski

It’s been a funny year so far – in fact funny is probably the wrong word – dangerous might be better. Yes, it seems to be developing into my year of living dangerously! It began with a fall in late February when I was on my way to a work meeting. I was ambushed by a small variation in floor level and tripped and fell onto my left arm. When I looked up it was into the faces of four horrified students who promptly rescued me. I’d forgotten how humiliating it can feel to fall over in a public place, especially when you can’t immediately scramble to your feet and brush it off with a laugh. The students were lovely and I was eventually restored to a vertical position and taken to the medical centre and then sent for an x-ray.

What seemed at first to be a torn ligament…

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A poem from one of my ‘favourites’ Rick Gammon, on Write Out Loud.

Source: ‘Village Scene, Lincolnshire’ | Write Out Loud


#RickGammon  #WriteOutLoud  #VillageScene  #Poem

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There goes the next couple of hours. 🙂

The Fluff Is Raging

And just like that … the Begorrathon is over for another year


Thank you to all the bloggers who took part. Cathy and I had a grand old time reading all the wonderful posts.


With over 100 posts on everything from James Joyce to Glenn Patterson, Elizabeth Bowen to Molly Keane, and Ireland’s patron saint, Patrick to Ireland’s other patron saint, Van Morrison, there was something for everyone.

Here are links to all the participant blogs (apologies if I missed any by mistake)

The Good People- Hannah Kent



A visit to Yeats Country



What Richard Did


Review: Gulliver’s Travels




‘The Maker of Swans’ by Paraic O’Donnell




Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray


Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent

Review: Rockadoon Shore

Review: Through The Barricades & Giveaway!



#Begorrathon17: Edna O’Brien’s The Light of Evening




The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty, by…

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