Queering The Green : Post 2000 Queer Irish Poetry

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I have waited a long time to get my hands on this book: my own copy took a while to arrive with me, but – more importantly – the anthology itself feels long overdue; it’s about time somebody undertook the difficult, necessary work of editing a collection of contemporary queer Irish poetry. After making my … Continue reading

Vincent Hanley: Sex, Lies and Videotapes : the story of an Irish gay icon

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  Irish filmmaker Bill Hughes’s poignant and very personal documentary on his DJ friend the late Vincent Hanley will probably move you to tears.  Especially if you are a gay man of a certain age.  Or Irish. Or both.   Hanley was a celebrity DJ and TV presenter in the 1970s & 1980s in a very … Continue reading

Rialto : an exploration of masculinity

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    Rialto, the sophomore feature film  from Scottish filmmaker Philip Mackie Burns was written by queer Irish playwright Mark O’Halloran who adapted from his own award-winning stage play ‘Trade’. Incidentally O’Halloran also wrote the script of the stunning film Viva which in 2015 was Ireland’s Official Submission for Best Foreign Film at the Academy … Continue reading

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