Gorse no. 2

Join us in celebrating the launch of gorse no. 2 at the The Library Project, on Wednesday 19 November with readings from the issue by Claire-Louise Bennett, Dylan Brennan, Rob Doyle, Hugh Fulham-McQuillan, Christodoulos Makris & Colm O’Shea, and an exhibition of the artwork of cover designer Niall McCormack.

CLAIRE-LOUISE BENNETT was the winner of the inaugural The White Review short story prize in 2013. Her short story collection, Pond, will be published by The Stinging Fly Press in early 2015, and she will read from her essay ‘I Am Love.’

DYLAN BRENNAN’s poetry and prose have been published in a range of Irish and international journals, in English and Spanish. His first full collection, Blood Oranges, will be published in November 2014 by the The Penny Dreadful Magazine Press. He has been shortlisted for the Fish Short Memoir Prize and has taken part in the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series. In 2015, his co-edited volume of essays on the work of Juan Rulfo will be published by Legenda. He lives and works in Mexico.

ROB DOYLE is the author of Here Are the Young Men, published by Lilliput Press ,and internationally by Bloomsbury. His second book, This Is the Ritual, a collection of short fiction, will be published in 2016 (Lilliput/Bloomsbury). Rob’s fiction, essays and criticism have appeared inThe Dublin Review, The Stinging Fly, the BBC World Service, and elsewhere. He lives in Ireland.

HUGH FULHAM-McQUILLAN is studying for a doctorate in psychology in Trinity College Dublin, having completed his undergraduate and Master’s degree in same. His work has recently been published, or is forthcoming, inAmbit Magazine, The Honest Ulsterman, The Stinging Fly, and Colony, among others.

CHRISTODOULOS MAKRIS grew up in Nicosia, and has also lived in Manchester, London, and since 2001 in Dublin. His fourth book The Architecture of Chance is forthcoming from Wurm im apfel. He is co-editor of Centrifugal: Contemporary Poetry from Dublin and Guadalajara (EBL-Cielo Abierto, 2014) and co-curator with S.J. Fowler of the Ireland-wide project and tour Yes But Are We Enemies (September 2014) focusing on poetry in collaboration

COLM O’SHEA lives in Dublin where he works as a civil engineer. He was one of the winners of the inaugural Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair Competition in 2012 and was shortlisted for the Hennessy Literary Award in 2014. He has previously been published in The Bohemyth.

NIALL McCORMACK is a commercial artist based in Dublin, Ireland, specialising in music packaging and book cover design. He writes about Irish book cover design on his blog, Vintage Irish Book Covers, and has curated exhibitions of book cover art including a retrospective of the work of Dutch designer Cor Klaasen, as well as writing the introduction Vintage Values, a book of cover art from the Catholic Truth Society of Ireland archive spanning the 1920s to the 1960s. As HI Tone Books Niall has published Where Were You? Dublin Youth Culture & Street Style 1950-200 by Garry O’Neill (2011) and The Other Half Lives: Photographs 1989-1993 by Wally Cassidy (May 2014).

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