Sunday, July 1, 2018

Boyne Berries 23!

Boyne Berries 23!

Boyne Berries 23 is an interesting mix of both poetry and prose and as noted in the intro; "In the centenary year of women's suffrage, contains the work of 18 women and 13 men." The very first issue was published back in the spring of 2007, and with an introduction by our own Tommy Murray, and since then has published contributions from writers who are both local and from much further afield, attracting submissions from all over the world. Reading through the content, the influence of those who are not there is framed in a number of ways and the influence of poets who are absent makes for some interesting contrast. The short story or prose section section has a variety of subject matter, and cherry picking; "i love you more than anything you could do in the future or say in the past" would make it into any collection. Cherry picking from the poetry section it has to be Brendan Carey Kinnane's "Tea." Boyne Berries 23 was launched by Rachel Coventry and more details and info are available over on the Boyne Berries Blogsite. Link to the right. Orla Fay is editor.

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