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Cyphers Showcase


12 February at 7pm at the Cork Arts Theatre.

Cyphers Journal


This event includes a presentation of the latest issue of the periodical Cyphers with a talk about its history and readings from some contributors.

Cyphers is one of Ireland's longest established literary magazines, and was established in 1975. Edited by Leland Bardwell, Pearse Hutchinson, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Macdara Woods, Cyphers places a strong emphasis on creative work, and has published poetry, prose, graphics and reviews by many distinguished writers, translators and artists.

About The Editors:

LELAND BARDWELL was born in India, grew up in Leixlip, Co Kildare and was educated in Dublin and London. As a fiction writer she has published five novels, the most recent being Mother to a Stranger (2002), as well as a volume of short stories, Different Kinds of Love (1986). In 2006 the Dedalus Press published her latest collection of poems, The Noise of Masonry Settling. Leland Bardwell’s poetry is witty, full of sharp, intimate honesty, and of truth and surprises. Her autobiography, A Restless Life, was published in 2008 by Liberties Press.

Born in Glasgow, raised in Dublin, PEARSE HUTCHINSON (1927 -2012) was a writer and translator in both English and Irish. His The Soul That Kissed the Body (Selected Poems in Irish with translations into English, 1990), Collected Poems (2002) and Done Into English (collected translations, 2003), showed his humane imagination, his range and his knowledge of the literatures of Europe and Ireland. His last collection of poems, At Least for a While, appeared in 2008 from Gallery Press.

EILÉAN NÍ CHUILLEANÁIN was born in Cork City in 1942. She has published eight books of poetry, most recently The Girl Who Married the Reindeer (2001) and Selected Poems (2008). She is a Fellow and Associate Professor of English at Trinity College, Dublin. She has translated from Irish, Italian and Romanian, most recently After the Raising of Lazarus from the Romanian of Ileana Mãlãncioiu. She has been accused of an ‘eerie blend of the legendary and modern [which] sounds utterly natural’.

Born and educated in Dublin, MACDARA WOODS has travelled widely, in North America, Europe, Russia and North Africa; he lived in London for a time in the sixties and early seventies, and has read his poems from San Francisco to Moscow. He has published sixteen books with New Writers’ Press, Gallery Press and Dedalus Press, and others, the latest Artichoke Wine (Dedalus, 2006). He can convey, in the ordinary urban districts of Dublin or in Umbria Co. Mayo, the plain strangeness of all – not just human – life. His most recent work, Fifteen Contacts, is a series of poems published online to celebrate the people and landscape of Clare Island, Co. Mayo: www.thistimethisplace.com.



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