Cyphers Magazine

Publishing poetry, prose and art since 1975

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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…