WINTER PAPERS 3
Edited by Kevin Barry and Olivia Smith
Winter Papers 3, an A4-shaped thing of cloth-bound beauty, is an annual arts anthology containing stories, interviews, essays, reportage, and black-and-white photographs. Covering almost every facet of the arts in Ireland, it is edited by author Kevin Barry and his wife Olivia Smith, an academic.
Among this year’s eclectic highlights are award-winning author Sara Baume’s meeting with visual artist Dorothy Cross; Paul Lynch’s tale ‘The Alphabet Of Trees’; ‘Tigers In Leitrim’, a poem by Roisin Kelly; and ‘Guest Book Of The Nation’, a story by Kevin Gildea.
In a time when, as Barry says, “our creative work seems to be of so little consequence|, he emits a battle cry for artists and writers to “get back to the centre of the action”. Winter Papers 3 is a step in that direction; it is sublime.