The Paris Review: Sample delights from the Redux newsletter

Every week, the editors of The Paris Review lift the paywall on a selection of interviews, stories, poems, and more from the magazine’s archive. You can have these unlocked pieces delivered straight to your inbox every Sunday by signing up for the Redux newsletter.”

This week’s features include an interview with Elena Ferrante, a poem by Jorge Luis Borges and a story by Haruki Murakami.

Listowel Writers’ Week Irish poem of the year: Birthday by Brian Kirk

By coincidence, after we setup a page for occasional poetry, one of our past contributors* won a national award for an occasional poem. Link: Read “Birthday” by Brian Kirk, and two other shortlisted poems.

* Brian Kirk’s short story That New Girl was our story of the month for November 2018. 

Introducing: Occasional Poems

The idea is that amid the short stories and literary goings-on there will be occasional poems, which will also be “Occasional Poems.” Poets Laureate have to write them for state events but occasions are not only royal births, weddings and deaths. One recent example was the centenary of the 1918 armistice, no? Yours might be very personal and it need not be topical, it could be from the past or an imagined future, perhaps.

Please send submissions together with a biographical note for publication, to editor@willesdenherald.com. You retain all rights, and each poem will be marked as copyright your name and the year.

Published 21/11/2018. Updated passim 21/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 11/12/2018, 23/12/2018.

2006 – Last Night’s Dream Corrected

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Cover art by Stratos Fountoulis

It’s not new and it’s not short stories! But it is one of the anthologies we helped to publish back in 2006. And a right purty book it is too.

A tasting menu of poetry from outstanding newcomers alongside established and award-winning poets such as Bill Berkson, Joanne Kyger and Michael Rothenberg. Each poet has a separate section and the physical and visual pleasures of the book are intended to complement the poetry on the pages.

Here is a preview of the contents section from the book.

Co-edited by Feargal Mooney, Sean Brijbasi and Stephen Moran

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2006 – Fish Drink Like Us

The Willesden Herald International Short Story Prize 2005-6

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  • “Abe and his Girlfriend” by Jacqui Rowe
  • “Dodie’s Gift” by Vanessa Gebbie (joint winner)
  • “In Summer” by Michael McCudden
  • “Sasquatch” by Tao Lin
  • “Sé” by Nuala Ní Chonchúir
  • “Secure” by Mikey Delgado (joint winner)
  • “Ta’waaf: Circling the Holy Ka’aba” by Bilal Ghafoor
  • “The Finding” by Valerie Trueblood
  • “The History of Imagining About Blue Horses” by Sean Brijbasi
  • “Who Would’ve Guessed?” by Raewyn Alexander

“Secure” and “The History of Imagining About Blue Horses” have been published in the anthology Fish Drink Like Us.

Co-edited by Feargal Mooney, Sean Brijbasi and Stephen Moran

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