The Cyphers Award is offered to the Syrian poet Maram Al-Masri, to whom this number of Cyphers pays a special tribute. Maram al-Masri writes in Arabic and French; her work explores the agony and the adventure of exile and the sharp edges of the female condition in an especially humane and piercing voice. From time to […]
Last Poems and Two Tales from County Meath Macdara Woods was one of the founding editors of Cyphers and was a pillar of the magazine until his death in 2018. His wife Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin found eleven poems, in almost finished state, on his computer, and she has done some minimal tidying with the help […]
The bookshops are open and the latest issue of Cyphers is now available. With stories of migration and family by Margarita Meklina and Orla Murphy, poems from Ireland and the world, this issue is an opportunity of imaginary travel. It includes a selection of poetry translated from Russian, from Pushkin to the present. If you […]
Cyphers 89 has arrived. We are posting now to contributors and subscribers and will be landing in bookshops as soon as they open. This issue features thirty Irish and international poets, with a special section on contemporary Russian poetry in translation. Narratives of migration by Orla Murphy and Margarita Meklina are also reflections on families, […]
We are working away in spite of the pandemic crisis. Cyphers 89 will appear shortly, edited by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin with assistance from Natasha Cuddington and Léan Ní Chuilleanáin. Contributors and subscribers will receive copies by post, and we will be there when the bookshops reopen. Thanks to Ainín Ní Bhroin our administrator who is […]
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.