Works

Below are some examples of my work:

 

Links to stories:

That Day, published in Sunday Tribune, April 2010, shortlisted for Hennessy Award 2011.

Back to Love, published in Wordlegs Issue 10 Summer 2012.

New Amsterdam, published in Galway Review, November 2012.

The Bullfight, published in Roadside Fiction Issue 4 Summer 2013.

 

Poetry:

To School and Back

Suburban Sonnet

Watching You Dress

Paraphernalia, published in Shot Glass Journal, Issue 7, May 2012.

The Last to Fly, published in Shot Glass Journal, Issue 7. May 2012.

Tryst, published in Burning Bush 2, Issue 3, July 2012.

Life is Elsewhere, published in Southword Issue 22, July 2012.

 

Taking Simple Vows (Highly Commended in iYeats International Poetry Competition 2012)

Stat crux dum volvitur orbis

After you left I never spoke again
except to pray your name to God each night.
In morning’s frozen breath I savoured you
as I relearned the anguish of the habit.
Beyond the Hermitage I dreamed you close,
among new leaves your smile was apple bright.
All day I walked the Liturgy of the Hours
’til Mass, when in the altered Host I relished you.

© Brian Kirk

The Lovers in Wartime, published in The Irish Times 24th January 2015.

The Poor, published in the Honest Ulsterman June 2014.

 

Essays

 The Paradox of Freewill (or how I learned to stop worrying and love the form)

Vanity of Vanities – Kerouac, Writing and Notoriety