1. The Circa Words experimental writing weekend we took part in with John Holten (gorse no. 1) over Bloomsday weekend gets a mention in the Irish Times (and moderator Dave Lordan’s report can be read here).
2. Congratulations to Matthew Jakubowski (gorse no. 1) whose experimental review, Honest Work, won a 3QD prize. There will be more from the Critic in gorse no. 2.
3. Extremely pleased to hear that Alan Cunningham (gorse no. 2) will continue writing the New Green Fool project with help from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. We have featured bits of it here and there. Alan is also the author of Count From Zero to One Hundred, one of our novels of 2013.
4. “Vanguardia Irlandesa,” is how La Tempestad describe us in a recent write up. We’ll take that. Muchas gracias.
5.1 The Rob Doyle (gorse nos. 1 & 2) juggernaut continues to roll (and deservedly so) with an Irish Times review by Peter Murphy and a TV3 television interview.
5.2 Our friend Darran Anderson (gorse no. 1) has interviewed Rob for The Honest Ulsterman‘s July issue. Go read.