Hello I must be going....

1st: Apologies for employing Phil Collins' old album title above.

2nd: As per my update I will soon retire this site from its current format.

3rd: While I order the sand n cement, wires n words, here's a link to an interview I did late last year with the very talented James O Sullivan.

More stuff about the Author

Right now I am, as you might assume, busy writing, I was however interviewed a few months back by the Electronic Literature Review, below is a copy of that quick Q & A..

1. ELR: Michael J. Maguire in 2008 you published your first works of electronic literature called «Promise» and «Bob Casio’s Dead Cameraman» . When did you discover electronic literature and where did you find the inspiration to study it further?

Cad is anim duit ?

I’m standing in the sun today, and the welcoming Irish phrase, Cad is anim duit?

Permutations on Paddy’s Day.

Please permit me to wish you a very happy Paddy’s day dear reader, allow me to thank you for visiting. In the last ten years I’ve seen a wonderfully generous increase in the number of people willing to spend their time reading, and often engaging with, some of my writing/work here online (and thankfully also in person), little else pleases a writer more than learning he is being read. As a reader too I like my efforts and time to be acknowledged, thus please accept that acknowledgement and my gratitude.

The harrowed halls of the academy and the state of the(ir) art of poetry and writing.

I haven't blogged in a while but here is part of a heavily edited (& supplemented) version of a recent contribution of mine to a discussion among poets and writers here in Ireland & the UK.

Creative writing unplugged

Another article I wrote for Headstuff a couple of weeks ago, this time on the subject of creative writing courses: “I wanna tell you a story”, catchphrase of deceased English comedian Max Bygraves, is it also the primary motivation for students of creative writing?

Writing a wrong about Paddy’s Day eejets.

Like so much of Ireland, there is a duplicity at work on Saint Patricks day, we have our own traditions which we learn in school or as children on our grandparents knees, such stuff as the sainthood for the expulsion of snakes, shamrock etc.. and irrespective of historical accuracy or otherwise those traditions assist us in forming some kind of self-identity. That other stuff the hi-jacking of our collective culture by corporate interests or just drunks in other countries toasting saint Patty.. well that’s all simply beyond our control..

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