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Introduction

Cyphers was founded in 1975 to publish Irish and international poetry, criticism and, later, fiction. Three of the editors had been waiting for the return of the fourth, Pearse Hutchinson, from Leeds University where he had been Gregory Fellow for three years. Before he left, all four had been concerned in running a weekly poetry reading in a pub, Sinnotts of South King Street. Exhaustion, the financial crisis of the 1970s with the consequent rise in the price of drink, and severe competition from the noisy cash register in the pub, had put an end to that venture… More »

News and Events:

Launch of a CD of 14 poets reading for Cyphers 80th issue

At the Ranelagh Arts Centre in Dublin, we launched a CD of 14 poets who have contributed over the years, some old some young.  The recorded voices of Leland Bardwell and Pearse Hutchinson were heard, the sound of friends from America, India and Germany echoed in Ranelagh, and Ciaran O’Driscoll read his hilarious poem about teenage angst and paternal panic, ‘The Copper-mines of Peru’.

The fourteen poets on the CD:

Leland Bardwell       Macdara Woods        Paula Meehan   

Theo Dorgan      Enda Wyley     Michael Augustin           

Peter Sirr         Michelle O’Sullivan        Ciaran O’Driscoll   

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin       Pearse Hutchinson  

Vincent Woods        Sujata Bhatt        Thomas Lynch

Subscribers can buy the CD at a special price of €5.

Recordings by Niall Woods (Porchlight), Seán Lynch, Pat Boran and Radio Bremen. Production by Niall Woods.