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The Cáca Milis Cabaret Anthology

Introduction by Patrick McCabe : Edited by Helena Mulkerns

Work from the Writers and Poets who have performed at Cáca Milis Cabaret

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The idea of the book is to get the word out about the Cabaret and its artists, and to provide a forum for the artists who have read and performed at the event.  Proceeds will go back into the upkeep and development of The Cáca Milis Cabaret, in Wexford and Dublin, and when it travels further afield for festivals and literary events.

From short stories and poetry to humour and sci-fi memoir, the collection has a fantastic range of writing that captures the spirit of the Cáca Milis Cabaret, which has gained in breadth and reputation since its set up by Helena Mulkerns in 2009.  Cover photographs by Alan Mahon, Arek Wnuk, Filip Naum and Patrick Hogan.

Full list of contributors to Red Lamp Black Piano

Annie Bell-Davies, fiction:  “Danse Macabre”
Anthony Jones, poetry : “Birthday Poem”
Billy Roche, fiction: “The Day Off”
Clare Scott, poetry: “Community Matters”
Chris Ozzard, Poetry:  “In the centre”
Dermot Bolger, poetry:  “While we Sleep”
Dominic Williams, poetry:  “Mary”
Drucilla Wall, poetry: “Lifeguard”
Eamonn Wall, poetry:  “A Derelict Site in an Imaginary Town”
Emer Martin, fiction: “I Sing Of Beauteous Dublin Town”
Eoin Colfer, fiction: “The Seal’s Fate”
Helena Mulkerns, fiction: “Mare Rubrum”
Jackie Hayden, humour:  “The Wex Factor”
Jim Maguire, poetry:  “Only Us”
Kate Dempsey, poetry: “The Full Experience”
Kevin Connelly, poetry:  “Autumn, in a time of Climate Change”
Margaret Breen, poetry: “Finders – Keepers”
Maeve O’Sullivan, poetry: “Loose Haiku”
Margaret Hawkins, social history: excerpt from “Restless Spirit”
Niall Wall, poetry: “Love and Loss”
Oran Ryan, sci-fi: “Christmas 1947”
Patrick Chapman, poetry: “The Knife”
Patrick Kehoe, poetry: “Crepuscular”
Paul Harris, poetry: “Recycled”
Paul O’Reilly, fiction: “Wobble”
Paul Tylak, fiction: “The Jump”
Peter Murphy, essay: “Sounds of the River – A lost Anthology”
Philip Casey: “Hamburg Woman’s Song”
Ross Hattaway, satire: “Leadership”
Sarah Maria Griffin, poetry: “You Asked Me if The Cold Weather Reminded me of Home”
Simone Mansell-Broome, poetry: “No rain in the desert”
Stephen James Smith, poetry: “The Gardener”
Susan Lanigan, fiction: “The Loan”
Suzanne Power, poetry: “Watermarks”
Tom Mooney, poetry: “Lines Inspired By Flamingo Sketches”
Waylon Gary White Deer, fiction: “Revolutionaries”
Westley Barnes, poetry: “Neurotic Girl”

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