Winter 2009–10

Neil Burkey  Dogfish

‘”You need to get out of here.” That is what she had said to him …’ [short story]

John Butler  Blue

Young, gay and in the closet … in San Francisco [personal history]

Anthony Caleshu  How McGahern did it

The twenty-three drafts of ‘Bank Holiday’ [essay]

Nicholas Grene  Farm-work

A farming childhood, with ‘the instrumentality of the horse’ [memoir]

Conor O’Callaghan  from ‘The Living Room’

A mother, a son, and the sea [fiction]

Karen O’Reilly  Redemption

A ghost in Beirut [personal history]

Rita Swan  ‘Matthew, you cannot be sick’

A mother recalls the unnecessary death of her son [personal history]