That special place: New World Irish stories
Poet, fiction writer, and musician, Terence Winch is the author of eleven books and chapbooks, most recently the poetry collections The Drift of Things and The Great Indoors. His work has appeared in such publications as The Paris Review, The American Poetry Review, Verse, The New Republic, and New American Writing, and in more than 20 anthologies, including Best American Poetry. He has won fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fund for Poetry, and the Maryland State Arts Commission. A native of the Bronx, he has lived in the Washington, DC, area in recent years. Winch has also enjoyed a long parallel career as a performer and composer of traditional Irish music, primarily as a member of the group Celtic Thunder, with whom he has recorded three albums, including a winner of the INDIE award. Now, in That Special Place: New World Irish Stories, he draws on his music life in the pubs and clubs to map a path through Irish America.
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