Macdara Woods died in Dublin a little before midnight on the 15th of June 2018. He was an active editor of Cyphers from 1975 until his
The editors of Cyphers are sad to announce the death of our beloved Leland Bardwell, poet playwright and novelist. She died at 94, but
Cyphers No. 81 was launched at the Strokestown International Poetry Festival in May 2016. A special section of poetry from New Zealand features poems by Robert Sullivan, Diana Bridge, Jenny Bornholdt, Greg O’Brien and several others. The selection was curated by the Irish poet Nell Regan.
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 […]
VOICES FROM IRELAND – CYPHERS celebrates the appearance of the 80th issue of Ireland’s international literary journal, launched in November.
Please revisit our site some time soon
Cyphers 77 is in the shops now, with poems from all over the hemispheres. Also Seamus Heaney interviewed by Hans-Christian Oeser and Gabriel Rosenstock Fiction by Peter Arnds, Len Jenkinson Michael Augustin, Baltic Sightings Natasha Cuddington reviews Nicole Brossard
Cyphers 70 was launched at the Ranelagh Arts Festival in September 2010. Below is an article by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin on the early days and growth of Cyphers. This was published in Poetry Ireland News, January/February 2010. Late September 2010 saw the launch of the seventieth number of Cyphers. The Biblical figure made some of […]
May 2nd 2010 Cyphers No. 69 was launched on Sunday 2nd May, at the Strokestown International Poetry Festival. Visitors to the Festival crowded the drawing-room of Strokestown House for what the Festival Director Merrily Harpur kindly described as a ‘treat’, and sipped Prosecco and nibbled shortbread. Macdara Woods read four poems, two from the new […]