Afric McGlinchey

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Industry Arts
Occupation Freelance book editor, reviewer and workshop facilitator
Location West Cork, Ireland
Introduction I am a voracious collector of poetry books, and compulsive writer of poems... everything else is secondary. Ok ok, I have a problem!!!
Interests Poetry, all things literary, visual arts, making poetry films, swimming, yoga, reading, travelling to new places.
Favorite Movies Crossing Borders, Pride & Prejudice, Les Amants du Pont Neuf, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Priates of the Carribean, Out of Africa, Sliding Doors, Amelie, Chocolat, The Scarlet Letter, Grand many...
Favorite Music Any music that marks a memorable moment for me, like Wonderful World, Thunder only Happens When it's Raining, the one that reminds me of my son: I'm Yours, or of my daughter: Galway Girl, or of Michael, songs by Damien Dad, Frank Sinatra's My Way, my sister, New York, New York, my Mum, I just called to say I love you, you get the picture! For the same reason (happy early family memories: Ella Fitzgerald, Tom Jones, Tchaikovsky, Beatles, Story of a Glass Mountain, and of Michael - all the songs on Corinne Bailey Rae's The Sea... it's endless....
Favorite Books he Crimson Petal and the Red by Michel Faber, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Poisonwood Bible by Karen Slaughter, Disgrace by JM Coetzee, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin, Damage by Joanne Hart, Moses, Citizen and Me by Delia Jarrett-Macauley, What Remains by Maylis de Kerangal - and there are constantly new books. And that's not mentioning the poets... Ilya Kaminsky, Lo Kwa Mei-En, Karen Solie, Tom MacIntyre, Sylvia Plath, Medbh McGuckian, Carilda Oliver Labra – for today.

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