Posts Tagged: Irish

You’re in the Hands of a Pro: The Goat Fish and the Lover’s Knot by Jack Driscoll

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The characters in this collection frequently daydream about time. Children and teens want to speed it up so life can start. Grown-ups ask time to slow, or rewind to get some of it back. ...more

The Alienation of an Irish Abortion


Was it a dream? A nightmare? I felt like I’d been sold a lie. There was no husband or caring partner, no safe home or solid income. Just me, pregnant and alone, in an abortion clinic with my rapist. ...more

Those Who Serve


To me, service is a transaction, and when you serve with real commitment, you might be on the receiving end of an appreciation that feels like a form of love. ...more

Fair Dancin’ Mad: A Scottish Town Fights Trump


Councilor Ford pauses to catch his breath. “For goodness sakes do not elect [Trump]. It would be a catastrophe. Not only for the United States but for the world.” ...more

This Week in Short Fiction


Irish author Danielle McLaughlin didn’t start writing fiction until 2010, but in the years since she has amassed an impressive collection of writing awards, including the William Trevor/Elizabeth Bowen International Short Story Competition, and has twice placed stories in the New Yorker.


The Rumpus Interview with Terese Svoboda


Poet Terese Svoboda talks about her biography of the socialist-anarchist firebrand and modernist poet Lola Ridge, Anything That Burns You, and remembers a time when the political was printed in newspapers. ...more