“Words are the things the wordsmith craves and feasts upon”- Barry Lennon, The Hunger.
The twenty-ninth edition of the Ropes Literary Journal brings together a collection of work that reflects this last year in an honest and captivating way. Featuring Colm Tóibín, Nuala O’Connor, Kevin Higgins and a select group of highly talented young writers, it contains stunning reflections on the simple elements of our lives that we grasp with both hands. From winter swims to final goodbyes this collection captures something raw in the existence of people, what they remember and what they choose to write down. Ephemeral will carry you through these moments in a satisfying and elegant way.