I am so at home in Dublin, more than any other city, that I feel it has always been familiar to me. It took me years to see through its soft charm to its bitter prickly kernel - which I quite like too.

Issue 134, June 2021

Rights and Wrongs

Hannah Arendt: witness and theorist of the advent of modern totalitarianism

Brief Lives

Lafcadio Hearn’s encounter with transience and crossing borders

A Righteous Flame

A gift for evoking simple things: light, heat, water, air; food and drink

Design and Build

Scenes of fleeting beauty captured in overlooked and unglamorous contexts

Boarding School Odyssey

Poems of youth recollected. informed by humour yet speaking of heartbreak

Blending In

Israel’s ‘first family’ reimagined in a hilariously conceived campus comedy

On the High Wire

John Berryman: a university poet in a society not much interested in poetry