Zinger News

Zinger (Salmon Poetry, 2013)It’s been a good start to 2014 with the first review of the year coming in the shape of a nice piece by poet & critic Kevin Higgins in the Galway Advertiser last Thursday.

‘Alan Jude Moore’s poems are not concerned with being fashionable and, yet, are strikingly modern. Zinger is a ground breaking work of singular quality.’

(The full article, including reviews of new collections from Elaine Feeney and Fred Johnston, can be read online here).


And in other Zinger related news, I have a couple of readings coming up: The Monday Echo at The International Bar, Wicklow St., Dublin 2 on 20th January & Over the Edge in Galway on 14th March.


In case you’re wondering how to get your hands on a copy, Zinger is available direct from the Salmon Poetry online bookstore or you can ask for it in your local bookshop and help support independent small presses.

For enquiries regarding availability for readings or events you can get in touch via the Contact form on this site.

For further information on the book, or to request a review copy, please contact Salmon Poetry at or telephone +353 (0)65 708 1941.


Irish Writers’ Centre Telmetale Bloomnibus E-Book

The e-book of last night’s Telmetale Bloomnibus at the Irish Writers’ Centre is now up on Amazon featuring work by (in order of appearance): Pat Boran, Colm Keegan, Jane Clarke, Niamh Boyce, June Caldwell, Steven Clifford, Christodoulos Makris, Jude Shiels, Jack Harte, Maire T Robinson, Emer Martin, Niamh Parkinson, Deirdre Sullivan, Graham Tugwell, Alan Jude Moore, Oran Ryan, Doodle Kennelly and Nuala Ní Chonchuir. You can get it for a couple of euro here

‘A Telmetale Bloomnibus takes us on a trip across Dublin. Guided by love, lust, alcohol, drugs and ever-present moons, our heroes and heroines battle scangie-gangies in Adidas, hooded drug pushers, administrators, chauvinistic school principals, tourists, junkies, priests,  giant cannibals and catholic computers. We wake up handcuffed to beds, sanitary towels on the kitchen table and encounter a Dublin where stealing laptops is the new stealing bread. A Telmetale Bloomnibus embraces both the beautiful and the obscene.

When Joyce first started writing Ulysses 99 years ago, the landscape of the city was very different from today. But with all of the changes one thing has remained constant, high-quality writers are constantly emerging. Writers that play with boundaries and challenge our perceptions. A Telmetale Bloomnibus celebrates Joyce by showcasing some of these writers and presenting a snapshot of the modern landscape. As Joyce once took inspiration from the texts of Homer, each writer in this collection has taken one of the 18 episodes or chapters from Ulysses and transported them into modern Dublin.’