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Dublin Readings

We’ve an event in Dublin on March 8th, 7pm at The Workman’s Club in Dublin, featuring readings from recent issues (7 and 8) of The Lonely Crowd. We’ve an electrifying line-up of writers for the evening and you can find out a little bit more about them here: June Caldwell worked for many years as…

READ BY THE AUTHOR: ‘Knife’ Philip Gross

Philip Gross reads ‘Knife’ from Issue Eight of The Lonely Crowd. Philip Gross is a poet, librettist and writer for children. He won the T.S. Eliot Prize 2009 with The Water Table, and Wales Book of The Year 2010 with I Spy Pinhole Eye. Deep Field dealt with his Estonian refugee father’s final years and…

‘Learning to sleep’ John Burnside

Though the hunter returns at first light, bearing a heart   in which all warmth has ceased, the gut hook   sticky in his hand, his misdeed visible to everyone he sees   – the horseman on the road, the miller’s girl,   the foreign delegation with its gold and furs, old   pilgrims, crowding…

The Lonely Crowd Pushcart Prize Nominations 2018

We’re proud to have published almost one hundred new works of poetry and fiction this year at The Lonely Crowd, something which made the selection process for the annual Pushcart Prize an almost impossibly difficult task. Ultimately we settled on these six pieces but we could easily have duplicated all six for equally impressive works. Having said…

Confession – Alice Kinsella

Alice Kinsella discusses ‘Chase’ and ‘What has night to do with sleep?’, two poems featured in Issue Eight of The Lonely Crowd. There are some poems you want to write. Poems you sit down determined to write. You fiddle around with them until they finally settle, in all their gorgeous perfection, on your page. But there…

READ BY THE AUTHOR: ‘The Birthday Waltz’ by Glyn Edwards

Glyn Edwards’ ‘The Birthday Waltz’ is featured in Issue Eight of The Lonely Crowd. Here it is accompanied by @dantrev1 of Black Mountain Lights.     Wales Arts Review described Glyn Edwards as one of the ‘most exciting young voices in Welsh poetry’. His first collection will be published in Autumn, 2018 by The Lonely Press. He is an…