We are delighted to share issue 12 of The Incubator which features an interview with Claire Savage, author of Magical Masquerade. And fiction from: Nora Shychuk, Mark Kelleher, Susanne Stich, Seán Kenny, Damhnait Monaghan, Sandra Arnold and Eibhlinn McAleer. Poems from: Bernadette Gallagher, Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin, Kathryn Reynolds, Amanda Bell, Paul Perry, Siobhan Campbell, Anne … Continue reading Issue 12 is live! Submissions are open.
We are delighted to share issue 9 of The Incubator which features Claire Savage’s interview with Lucy Caldwell, author of Multitudes. With fiction from Jennifer Kerr, Peter Hollywood, Noel King, Disharee Bose, Doreen Duffy, Tanya Farrelly, Bernard O’Rourke, Anne Griffin, Rachel Barber, Caroline Kieran, Colin Dardis, Margaret Cahill and Tony O’Connell. And memoirs from Phil Young, … Continue reading Issue 9 is live! Submission call.
We are delighted to share issue 8 of The Incubator which features an interview with Donal Ryan, author of A Slanting of the Sun. With fiction from: Susanne Stich, Paul Anthony Corbett, Mary O’Donnell, Niamh MacCabe, Gareth Fox, Eoin Murphy, Sandra Coffey, Louise Kennedy, Dearbhaile Houston and Patrick Holloway. And poetry from: Glen Wilson, Susan … Continue reading Issue 8 is live! Submission call.
COMPOSING TEXTPOEMS: OBSERVING, COMMUNICATING AND REFLECTING Since 2010, I have composed more than six hundred textpoems, and sent them out on my phone to an expanding audience. Many of the recipients respond with their own poems, even though they may never have written poetry before. My evolving experience of the textpoem form suggests that it … Continue reading Guest Blog: Shelley Tracey
Slave to the Rhythm? I am driving through the slanting Belfast rain with my seven-year old daughter. The windscreen wipers scrape and clack out a pattern. I suggest to her that they are saying ‘Taka-bu-ti, Taka-bu-ti,’ the name of the Egyptian mummy in the Ulster Museum. The combination of rhythm and word inspires us to compose … Continue reading Guest Blog: Jason O’Rourke
In his poem ‘Heredity’ Tony Harrison answers someone who questions how he became a poet with the wonderful line: “I say I had two uncles, Joe and Harry - one was a stammerer, the other dumb.” It’s one of those poetic lines that I somehow instinctively feel is deep and full of truth but I … Continue reading Guest Blog: David Braziel
Sinead Morrissey wins the T.S. Eliot PrizeParallax -- displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight, and is measured by the angle or semi-angle of inclination between those two lines.Parallax is the title of Belfast's first poet laureate Sinead Morrissey's fifth collection of poetry which this week earned … Continue reading Sinead Morrissey wins the T.S. Eliot Prize