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When my grandparents came to America from County Mayo, Ireland in the 1920s, they opened a pub in the suburbs of Philadelphia called Kearns's Café.  Now I have opened this virtual Kearns Café with literary offerings, event listings, and links.

Allow me to wish you a hearty Cead Mile Failte (100,000 Welcomes.) 

Come on in and relax in one of the café’s several rooms.

And enjoy what this literary café, serves up:

  • In the Wilderness
  • Resignations
  • Sons of Molly Maguire
  • In a Bucket of Blood
  • Designers with Dirty Faces


  • “The Importance of Loving Shakespeare”
  • "Hanging Questions"
  • "I Knew You'd Say That!"
  • “World Piece”
  • "Copy 8852" (A collaboration)
  • "Dialog of Athena and Columbia" (In progress)


Books and Beer Radio Show on WVOX AM: On May 13th, I had a great time on this New Rochelle, NY radio show with Mike Malone. We discussed Dreams and Dull Realities, The World, my plays, and Irish American Writers and Artists Salons and O'Neill Awards. Listen to the podcast.

Poems published in Danse Macabre 91: May 2015: On May 9th, three of my poems were published in this Nevada online literary magazine. Read "Twilight," "Objects in Mirror …," and "Shadow".

Dublin Reading and Lecture 2013: Find videos, photos, podcasts of radio shows, and recordings of my recent Dublin reading and Molly Maguires talk organized by 7 Towers Agency.

My poem, "Transmigration of Soul," was a finalist in the 2012 James Hearst Poetry Prize and was published in the Spring issue of North American Review, America's oldest literary magazine.

Irish Echo says In the Wilderness "more entertaining and more worthy than most Broadway shows"!

Recent New York Irish Arts blogposts

I'm featured in a December 14th Irish Echo story by Peter McDermott about the Irish American Writers and Artists Salons.

I have a blogpost on New York Irish Arts about a holiday celebration in Irish and English: Airneal na Nollaig: A Holiday Evening of Music and Storytelling at Glucksman Ireland House.

My short story "A Tragic Story by Beatrice Mahon, O.P." was read/performed wonderfully by Brandy Mitchell at the Irish American Writers and Artists Salon at the Cell Theatre on November 15, 2011. The story was published by Danse Macabre online literary magazine in 2009. My stories, "Dreams and Dull Realities" and "Chances," have appeared in Danse Macabre as well.

My story, "It Takes You By Surprise," appeared in The Medulla Review, Volume 2, Issue #1 and has now been included the book, The Medulla Review Volume 2 Anthology.

“The Well Fed Doesn’t Understand the Hungry,” a poem from the play, Sons of Molly Maguire, has been published in the November 2011 issue of the quarterly broadsheet, Poetry for the Masses.

My poem "When Herald Midnight Tolled July the Fourth" was published by Grey Sparrow Journal, "the best new literary journal of 2011."

The Feile-Festa literary magazine published my poem, "Aboard the Aran Seabird, Leaving Inishmore."

Two Conference Calls from the play, Resignations, appeared in the second issue of A Similar But Different Quality, an experimental text journal. The other Conference Calls from Resignations “Spring through Late Summer”were published in Fact-Simile Magazine's Spring 2010 issue.

Available Now from Boann Books and Media!
My unified collection of 12 short stories: Dreams and Dull Realities!

Check out reviews and information, and purchase your copy of The World!

* The World is available at Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s City Lights Bookstore in the North Beach section of San Francisco. The World and Dreams and Dull Realities are available at Morningside Book Shop.



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