Donegal Poet named as editor of Limerick literary journal

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Gaeltacht poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin has been announced as the latest editor of The Stony Thursday Book.

The Donegal writer, whose previous publications include “The Poison Glen” and “Bloodrot”, will join the long list of distinguished authors who have edited one of Ireland’s longest running literary journals.

“I’m energised by the deep-rooted tradition of writing in Limerick, by the work of previous editors and contributors of the book, and by the vision and commitment of Limerick City and County Council’s Arts Office,” Ní Churreáin said.

The journal was founded in 1975 by Limerick poets John Liddy and Jim Burke, and is funded by both the Arts Council and the Limerick City and County Council.

Ní Churreáin will be editing the next issue of The Stony Thursday Book, due to be published in Spring 2022.

Dr. Pippa Little, Arts Officer with Limerick Council, said the journal “is a key aspect of Ireland’s poetry community and it will be hugely interesting to see how Annemarie puts her unique stamp on the publication.”

Previous editors of the publication include poets such as Knute Skinner, Thomas McCarthy and Jo Slade.

Submissions for the next edition of The Stony Thursday Book are open until Wednesday 8 December, at 5pm.

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