This is class.
The amazing Cork-based visual artist Deirdre Frost is behind the front cover of the second issue of The Four-Faced Liar.
The Cork-based journal has just launched its second issue, featuring 31 pieces of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and visual art, showcasing the crème de la crème of emerging and established voices in Ireland and beyond.
Frost’s beautiful cover work is titled The Three Graces and the journal also features award-winning writer Victoria Kennefick, who you may know as the mastermind behind Eat or We Both Starve.
Kennefick is currently wearing the hats of UCD/Arts Council of Ireland Writer-in-Residence and the 2022-2024 Poet-in-Residence at The Yeats Society Sligo.
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Co-founded and edited by Patrick Holloway, Lucy Holme, Stephen Brophy, and Rosie Morris, The Four-Faced Liar is all about showing off Cork as a cultural capital while also providing a global platform for creative talents.
And did we mention they’re committed to compensating all contributors? That’s how you do it.
Lucy Holme explains that their first edition “garnered widespread acclaim, solidifying our commitment to amplifying diverse voices”.
“With Issue 2, we’re thrilled to continue this journey, presenting an eclectic mix of work from emerging and established artists across Ireland, Canada, Australia, Nigeria, and the US to name a few,” she said.
“This global collaboration underscores our mission to create a literary platform that transcends borders and celebrates the richness of creative expression.”
The journal is €10 and available online or you can snag a copy from Waterstones Cork; Dubray Cork; Cork Flower Studio; Wunderkaffee, Farran Woods; and Leaf & Bower, Ballincollig.