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Issue Five – Limited Number of Copies Available

There are now a limited number of copies of the previously sold out Issue Five available to purchase. Featuring a stunning list of contributors: Rachel Trezise. Gerald Dawe. Eimear Ryan. Uschi Gatward. Theophilus Kwek. Órfhlaith Foyle. John Freeman. Matthew David Scott. Katherine Duffy. Carla Manfredino. Hugh Fulham-McQuillan. Chris Cornwell. Craig Austin. Alix Nathan. Daniel Wade. Richard W. Strachan. Nick Black. Jo Mazelis. Jon Elcock. Ruth McKee. Jay Merill. Fred Johnston. Jonathan Taylor. Gary Raymond. Glyn Edwards. Jamie Guiney. Richard Redman. Sophie McKeand. Ian Steadman. Françoise Harvey. Tony Curtis. Rebecca Lawn. Kathy Groan. Susan Maiermoul. Edited and Designed by John Lavin. Cover photography by Jo Mazelis.

Meaning & Identity Part Two – Jo Mazelis

In the second part of Jo Mazelis’ Introduction to the photography in Issue Seven, she discusses the work of featured artist Humberto Gatica. In the late twentieth century photography was still fighting for a place among the fine arts and trying to distance itself from ‘the snapshot’; a word that demeaned the non-serious or the…

Meaning & Identity Part One – Jo Mazelis

Jo Mazelis guest edits the photography in Issue Seven of The Lonely Crowd. In this first extract from her introduction to the new issue, Mazelis focuses on the work of Maria Guerra and the Guerra family.  The pair of portfolios I’ve chosen as guest editor of this edition of The Lonely Crowd are in some…

An Interview with John Lavin: Part One

SMM: Is there anything about the times in which we live that contributes to your interest in publishing a journal of fiction and poetry rather than going into other media?

JL: Of course, it’s true that literature is not the primary medium anymore in terms of popularity and nor has it been for a long time. But it is still the most intellectually stimulating medium, in my opinion. It is still the closest you can come to understanding another person’s innermost thoughts about themselves and the world around them. It is easily the most intimate medium. As I said in reply to your earlier question, I think that more than most things I can think of, literature helps us to understand what it is like to see through someone else’s eyes.

The Greystone

Seamus Sullivan I made just two visits to the Greystone Inn before it changed forever. One as a newlywed son-in-law in August 2008. The second in August 2014 to introduce our 5 year old son to his grand parents. It seemed to me even then, to be a place whose time was passing. The Greystone…

The Lonely Crowd Winter Readings: Swansea Photos

All photos were taken by Jo Mazelis, who also headlined the evening with a reading of her Lonely Crowd short story, ‘Whose Story is this Anyway?’ You can listen to Jo reading her piece from our Winter issue, ‘The Twice Pricked Heart’, here. Special thanks to Mozart’s, Swansea, for all their help setting up the…