This second volume was launched in Dublin in June, bringing together an array of writers, poets and photographers from Ireland, and beyond.
These include legendary filmmaker Bob Quinn (pictured on the cover), who recalls an extraordinary meeting with Muammar Gaddafi in 1988; the celebrated poet Micheal O’Siadhail who reflects on his new home in Manhattan; barrister David Langwallner, who discusses the ambit of free speech in the Facebook era; and artist and activist Emily Robyn Archer who reveals the inspiration behind her latest project Native Art Circles.
Elsewhere, editor Frank Armstrong explores a growing dissonance and loss of human contact caused by smart phone dependence in ‘Doomsday Machines’, and, separately, calls for the Irish courts to embrace the revolutionary concept of Wild Law, whereby all living beings are accorded a right simply to exist. Meanwhile, Ilsa Monique Carter wittily conveys her love of public transport, while Roxanne Smith (a pseudonym) enters the dragon’s den of elite fashion model casting.
The edition was designed by award-winning design studio Distinctive Repetition and runs to 128-pages. It also includes a photo essay on his native São Paulo by Felipe Lopes, and stirring images from Daniele Idini throughout.