Neil McCarthy


Author's Bio

I´m an Irish poet - living in Vienna. First book "Stopgap Grace" published in February by Salmon Poetry. (

Publications and Prizes

Crannog, Poetry Salzburg Review, Revival, The Coachella Review, The Literary Bohemian, The New York Quarterly, The Shop, The Toronto Quaterly
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I came second in a colouring competition in St Brigid's Primary School in 1987. It's been pretty slack since then.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
The Amoeba Game by Tara Skurtu
Flight Paths Over Finglas by Rachael Hegarty
Rise by Elaine Feeney
Favorite Authors: 
Ron Koertge, Brendan Constantine, Elaine Feeney, Stephen Murray, Doireann Ni Griofa, Ha Jin, Michael McGriff, Meghann Plunkett, Billy Ramsell.

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Cork, Ireland
How to kill a pig I expected them to tell me that my bacon had come from a happy pig, one that had had a full life, was corn fed and had free range, did yoga in the mornings, played the cello, spoke Latin and learned to salsa dance while visiting relatives in Cuba. I thought maybe there would have been a photo album to accompany the sacrifice, documenting its first birthday, first snow and first of everything else, here an oink, there an oink...
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Last updated: Apr 10, 2018