Cassandra Voices is a Dublin-based magazine with a global perspective. We provoke out of compassion, and kindness animates us. We are unafraid of erudition, but avoid pretension.
We accept unsolicited articles but cannot promise remuneration.
The team behind Cassandra Voices are as follows:
Editor -in-chief: Frank Armstrong
Frank Armstrong earned a history degree from University College Dublin during which time he spent a year at the University of Amsterdam on an Erasmus scholarship. He also qualified as a barrister at the Honorable Society of King’s Inns and gained a Masters at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, as well as a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education at UCD, to become a secondary school teacher. Prior to setting up Cassandra Voices his work had been published in the Irish Times, the Dublin Review of Books, Village Magazine and the London Magazine, among others. He is the author of ‘Beef with Potatoes: food, agriculture, and sustainability in modern Ireland’ for The Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Vol. 115C, Food and Drink in Ireland (2015). He previously taught a course on the history and politics of food in University College Dublin, and tutored at a number of Oxford colleges. His interests include nature, literature and politics. Frank aspires to poetry and tweets prosaically from @frankarmstrong2
Creative Director: Daniele Idini
The writer Héctor Castells describes Daniele’s photography as follows:
To take a photograph is not only a way of whispering or claiming the existence of something, but it’s also a way of perpetuate the trace of an eye, of a will, a desire, or just a voice, somewhere.
Since his early beginnings as a photographer, Daniele Idini has been able to bring into his lens the same strong voice that runs through his poems, the stabbing sight of an eye that claims a desire for perpetuating the shadows that separate black from white, buildings from people and strangers from relatives. By capturing them, Daniele brings them into light, expressing his desire to rescue what tends to remain in darkness, as he did with the series of film photographs that he’d paint over with ink as they emulsify in his dark room. Now, as he did then, he drifts again through the streets of Dublin, London and Berlin with a camera, this time a digital one, to steal images from the unknown, to find the walls and the pyramids that shape our loneliness, to identify the fragility of our urban bubbles anywhere where the whirring of traffic lights and humans walking silences them whispers. If only, just to recall the echoes of their voices.
Fiction Editor: Ilsa Monique Carter
Ilsa Carter studied cognitive behaviourism, training at Tulane University in her native New Orleans and the University of San Francisco to earn a Masters of Education in Psychotherapy. The skills Ilsa acquired have proved applicable to a broad spectrum of multicultural populations, notably counseling couples and kids at parochial schools in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, with expats and sex workers in Tokyo, Japan, or complex cross-border joint ventures with Indian corporate executives and Korean conglomerates. First in the States, later in Asia and finally Europe, Ilsa drove acquisition, integration and sales strategies for multinational financial services companies and marketing consultancies. After gathering experience on the ground in green tea and technology start-ups, Carter quit capitalist exploitation to write poetry, translate literature and edit fiction full-time in the Wicklow Mountains, south of Dublin.
Poetry Editor; Edward Clarke
Edward Clarke’s latest book is The Vagabond Spirit of Poetry.