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100 year old quarryman ressurrected

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015 7:39pm

The newly-revived UCC literary journal, 'Quarryman' will be launched at the close of The Cork World Book Fest on Saturday April 25,  in The Triskel Arts Centre.

Re-launched by the inaugural class of the MA Creative Writing, the publication celebrates the healthy and vibrant world of creative writing. The literary journal was produced intermittently from the 1920s to the 1980s, where many well-known poets cut their teeth.

Contributions are offered by poets, Greg Delanty, William Wall, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Gerry Murphy, as Thomas McCarthy authors a perfectly-pitched introduction detailing the history of the journal.

"Within the pages of this anthology, we meet diversity, ingenuity, humour, pathos, compassion and a kaleidoscope of emotions which are both individual and universal," said Louise Phillips, author of Red Ribbons, The Doll's House and Last Kiss.

Illustrated by award-winning artist, Kevin Sprouls, creator of the Wall Street Journal portrait style, hedcut, has used his talents to best effect and has produced a cover that is modern, yet recognises the rich heritage of the journal.

Booker nominated author Donal Ryan says that, "It's a perfect reading excursion, its pages inhabited by cyber-stalkers, bereft lovers, dying crows, web less spiders, disillusioned radicals, illicit cadavers, and people treading the uncertain pathways of life, love and loss negotiating the treacherous terrain of existence."

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