Friday, January 29, 2010

Icarus Magazine

We received the following statement from Dan Sheehan, the editor of Icarus Magazine:


Celebrating 60 years of creative writing from Trinity College

Icarus magazine, Trinity College’s creative writing journal, celebrates its 60th birthday this year. Since 1950, the publication has been committed to encouraging, fostering and showcasing the creative talents of thousands of students and alumni of the college.

Just some of the recognisable authors who have contributed to and/or edited the magazine in the past include Michael Longley, Sebastian Barry, Brendan Kennelly, Eavan Boland, Marina Carr, Paul Muldoon, Gerald Dawe, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Frank O’Connor, Justin Quinn, David Wheatley, Louis MacNeice, Paul Durcan and Derek Mahon.

To celebrate this milestone, Icarus are excited to announce that along with our enhanced November and February issues (Which include pieces from poets Brendan Kennelly, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Matthew Sweeney, Justin Quinn and Gerald Dawe) they will be releasing a detailed retrospective collection this spring to showcase some of the finest prose, poetry, drama and literary essays from six decades of the magazine. The collection will also include articles by former editors, a broad selection of illustrations and photography, as well as a special section devoted to the connection between Icarus and The Irish Times since its inception.

This 150+ page book will be available within the college as well as at a number of bookshops and writing centers around the city. It is our hope that this collection will be a fitting and lasting tribute to Icarus and its contribution to the cultural life of Trinity College and the wider Irish literary scene over the past 60 years as well as a handsome addition to any bookcase. It will also serve as a rare opportunity to exhibit the early work of so many of this country's most prolific and acclaimed writers, and give an insight into how the magazine shaped their careers.

To learn more about our 60th anniversary celebration and the launch of our retrospective collection, or to receive copies of our November and February issues, contact the editor at"

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