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.

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Issue 145, June 2022

Too Much, Not Enough

A meditation on time and the pressure to use it productively

From the Home Front

The letters of an American woman living in wartime Northern Ireland

Darts of Thought

An exploration of the complexities of identity and relationships

The Spin of Things

Darkly optimistic poems salvaged from the suburban humdrum

A Contented Heart

Poems of love and loss articulated in a spirit of quiet affirmation

Hack and Hero

Leslie McFarlane: the career of a prolific and successful hack writer

Vivid Faces

The reputation of ‘Ulysses’ in Ireland during its first century

A Diplomatic Odyssey

The ‘soft power’ of promoting the literary heritage of Ireland abroad

The Gift

Howard Jacobson on what he got from his Mancunian Jewish upbringing

A Tonic for Our Times

Margaret Atwood’s astute, sparkling takes on social and literary matters