Monday, November 02, 2009

The Latest Stinging Fly has ...

... loads of poems, dark stories and some reviews too.

Liz Gallagher's The Wrong Miracle gets a good look-see by Grace Wells - her 'linguistic dexterity' and the 'sheer verve of her style' is mentioned; this comes alongside five other worthy first collections.

Highlights for me: 'Road Trip,' well-written non-fiction (although it had me completely absorbed in the way that fiction usually does) by Robert Hopkins; an interview with Deirdre Madden and two fine poems that sat well together - 'A Little Knowledge' by Val Nolan and 'Grapefruit' by Alan Garvey.

But hey, don't take my word for it: go get your own copy of the Stinging Fly, why don't you.

And the cover - so, so sumptuous - and red! I like.

5 comments:

Mairi said...

Thanks for the Liz Gallagher introduction. The poem on the link makes it plain she's worth looking into.

Liz said...

Hi Barbara, thanks for the mention...I haven't seen the Fly yet but have managed to find out more or less what was in the review as had been on tenterhooks...!
How you doing? Busy, I bet...looking forward to hearing your news. ; )

P.S. Mairi, thanks : )

Dick said...

I was hoping to get a look under that wonderful cover form the link, but I've got to buy it. Can I borrow yours?

BarbaraS said...

Of course Dick - I'll hunt for an email for you...

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