Luke Thompson and Mairead Dunne: from ‘the clearing’


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These four poems are from the clearing a forthcoming pamphlet written by LukeThompson, illustrated by Mairead Dunne and published by Atlantic PressThe pamphlet will be released May 2016. To see how to pre-order a copy, or to donate to the crowd funding campaign, please visit here.

In 2016, as well as the clearing, Luke will be publishing Clay Phoenix, his biography of the poet Jack Clemo on Ally Press, and a collection of illustrated flash fiction with John Kilburn. He is currently working on a non-fiction piece for Little Toller Books and is a founding editor of The Clearing magazine.

Mairead has exhibited her work internationally, as well as throughout the UK and Ireland. She received an MFA from the University of Ulster, Belfast, where she became co-director of the artist-run collective Platform Arts. Mairead has held a number of international residencies, including in Ireland, France, Cyprus and Beijing, and she is currently enrolled on the MA Illustration: Authorial Practice programme in Falmouth.

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