The response to our call for a guest editor of the next issue of the Burning Bush 2 was way beyond what we thought it would be, in quality as well as quantity of applications. A sincere thanks to all of you who took the time to get in touch and share your ideas with us; we take nothing for granted here at the BB2 and appreciate the interest you have in our project.
Following much deliberation and shortlisting, we reached a decision and we’re pleased to announce that the guest editor of issue #8 will be author Joseph Horgan.
Details re submissions, publication date, editorial etc. to follow shortly.
Joseph Horgan was born in 1964 in Birmingham, to Irish parents. He was shortlisted for the Hennessy Prize in 2003 and won the Patrick Kavanagh Award for poetry in 2004. He currently writes a weekly column for The Irish Post newspaper. His work has appeared on RTE radio and television. His first collection, Slipping Letters Beneath the Sea, was published by Doghouse in 2008. In 2010 Horgan published a collection of prose with the Collins Press, A Song at Your Backdoor, and was anthologised in Landing Places: Immigrant Poets in Ireland (Dedalus). His third book, An Unscheduled Life, a collaboration with the artist Brian Whelan of poetry and pictures, was published by Agenda Editions in August 2012. He lives in County Cork.