Jews in Irish Literature

I was interested to see that the new issue of Books Ireland, which features the beautiful cover of Eleanor Hooker’s new poetry collection, also features an article about Jews in Irish Literature. This article is inspired by Ruth Gilligan’s wonderful novel, Nine Folds a Paper Swan, which I’d highly recommend. I’ll be buying the journal as […]

Stinging Fly

I am delighted to have my poem “I was your Golem” published in the Stinging Fly. I won’t lie; this is a journal that I’ve been obsessed over getting into since I first read it a number of years ago. The poem is based on the Jewish Folk Tale of the Prague Golem and I wrote the […]

Lots of Launches

November the 8th is going to be a busy night for book launches. A total of 5 Irish poets will be launching their new collections that evening. Adam Wyeth, Jean O’Brien and Patrick Chapman will be launching their respective books in Books Upstairs at 6:30pm. Here are the lovely covers: Meanwhile in the Teachers’ Club on […]

Galway Advertiser Review of Jewtown

I was delighted to hear that Jewtown got another review, this time in the Galway Advertiser by Kevin Higgins. Here is the text of the review below: JEWTOWN, SIMON Lewis’s debut poetry collection, published by Connemara’s Doire Press, tells the story of Cork’s Jewish community, from their arrival fleeing pogroms in 19th century Czarist Russia, […]