Lit Review |77| Poetry on the Move

My candle burns at both ends;

It will not last the night;

But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends-

It’s Lit Review time!


The lastest edition of Gorse will be launched in the Liquor Rooms next Thursday. Dominique Cleary, Julie Morissey and Gavin Corbett will be giving readings on the night.

Bang Bang café in Phibsborough will be hosting a spoken word event, also on Thursday.

The Dublin Ghost Story Festival will run from 19th to 21 in the Freemason’s Hall. This years guest of honor is Adam Nevill, while John Connolly will serve as Master of Ceremonies.


the bohemyth
Source – The Bohemyth on Twitter

The Bohemyth, an online literary journal based in Dublin and Australia, has ceased publishing. Formerly a quarterly publication, the journal published poetry, short fiction and essays, as well as photography. It was edited by Michael Naghten Shanks, a poet living in Dublin, and Holly Isemonger, a “human from Gerringong, Australia.

Poetry Ireland is on the move: as of 1st September they will be found at 11 Parnell Square. There are plans to restore the property.


The Ogham Stone are accepting submissions until the 5pm on 29th of August. Those interested in submitting should check the guidelines as listed on their website.

Gorse will be accepting submission for their 7th and 8th editions from the 24th August until 21st September. The guidelines for submission are listed on their website.

As previously reported, the Stinging Fly are accepting submissions until the end of the month. Any submission bearing a postmark (online submissions also available, no email submissions accepted) after August 31st will be disregarded.

The Bennington Review will also be accepting submissions until the end of the month. The review is published in print twice a year and pay contributors based on the length of prose pieces/number of poems. All unsolicited submissions should be made via Submittable.

The Twitterary Review

This week on Twitter, the Lit Review has been doing some investigative work.

Spare a thought.

Alas, you two Leo…

That would explain the rules of velodrome cycling.

This must have been a recurring theme at the Yeats family Christmas dinner table.

The creative process in motion.

See you next week!

Have a tip, send it to [email protected]

Featured Image Source –