Sunday, 23 August 2015

Speech Therapy Poetry Zine: a blast from the past

A blast from the past... Originally established in November 2005 as a print zine, Speech Therapy's aim was to publish poetry that will promote the talents of new and established writers from the North of Ireland and beyond. It was envisioned that the magazine be used as a platform for writers to allow their work to reach the wider audience that it merits.


A number of the poets featured were published for the very first time. Back then, I had little idea of who these people were that were submitting. All I knew is that I liked their work. It's amazing to me the number of great names such a little zine attracted. Thank you to all of them who supported the enterprise.


Poets in the first four print issues included: Darran Anderson, Mel Bradley, David Braziel, Stephanie Conn, Mark Cooper, Aisling Doherty, Emer O'Neill, Jenni Doherty, Lynne Edgar, Faux MoS├ęs, Colin Hassard, Marcus Keeley, Mark Madden, Gerry McCullough, Gerard McKeown, Jim Meredith, Chris Murray, Geraldine O'Kane, Olive Groove, Alex Pryce, Heather Richardson, David Smylie, Michael Wilson and many more.






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