Featured Poet: Chris Connolly

Chris Connolly was born in Dublin in 1983. ‘Chris’s fiction has appeared in The Irish Times, The Irish 
Chris ConnollyIndependent, Southword, the Galway Review and the Hennessy Book of Irish Fiction, among others, and has been broadcast on RTÉ Radio. If you’d like to hear his smooth Irish accent for yourself, you can listen to that broadcast here. In 2015 he won the Roberts Short Story Competition and the Lascaux Review Fiction Prize, for which he also received a Pushcart Prize nomination, and was highly commended in the Manchester Fcc-everyday-i-atrophyiction Prize. He was the winner of Best Emerging Fiction at the 2016 Hennessy Literary Awards, and recently won the Easy Street Magazine Great American Sentence Contest. He lives, trapped, in Dublin.

If you’d like to follow Chris Connolly’s work, head over to his website chrisconnollywriter.com. His first collection of short stories, “Every Day I Atrophy,” was published by the SideCartel in November 2012.

In addition to fiction writing, Chris is also quite to poet. We encourage you read his poem Particulars of Bovine Husbandry. We certainly haven’t heard the last of this Pushcart nominee and with a face like that, we hope to see lots more of him.

Chris Connolly





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