Sofia’s “Hypochondria winking at grime”in the Galway Review

img_3222Author’s bio

Sofia Kioroglou is a twice award-winning poet, author of two poetry books, flash fiction writer of ” Cubicle Coma” to be published by Books’ Journal & Planodion and prolific blogger from Greece. Her poems are included in many anthologies, including the Poetry Against Terror Anthology, the Poetry Against Inequality among others, and a number of literary journals that include Verse-Virtual, Lunaris Review, Writink Page, Silver Birch Press, Halkyon Days, Ashvamegh,, and Winamop to name but a few. She is a member of the Poets Unite Worldwide.

“Hypochondria winking at grime”

As time goes by
the twain shall eventually meet
with scraps of kneejerk iconoclasm
starting to meekly recede

Years of being together
have mellowed my tetchiness
brimful ashtrays no longer call for
scathing versified onslaught

The caterwauling about dripping faucets
not affecting him too much
my hypochondria now winking at grime
in love’s dazzling and menacing world
our hearts melting in its immensity.

A few words about The Galway Review


Máire Holmes is a former member of the Board of the Society of Irish Playwrights and shareholder of the Abbey, Ireland’s National Theatre. She was also on the Board of Galway Art Centre in the early 1990’s. Hennessy Award Winner for Literary Fiction (1988) and a recipient of The County Council, Bank of Ireland award, for her contribution to the Arts. She holds MA in Writing from National University of Ireland, Galway. More…


Uinseann Mac Thómais
(aka Vincent Holmes) likes lots of pastimes. He starts his day at 6.30am with a sea swim in Blackrock, normally a very mirthful experience. Its exhilaration fires him up for the rest of the day to dabble in computing, innovation and the occasional written piece for the Galway Review. He has a keen interest in an Ghaeilge and its perpetuation and holds a Master’s Degree in Language Planning, the science of passing language on to the next generation. Recently he was appointed to the new Public Water Forum set up to monitor the activities of Uisce Éireann (Irish Water) where he advocates rainwater harvesting. A retired civil servant, formerly of Roinn na Gaeltachta, he works part-time as a court interpreter. More….


leneyLaney Lenox recently received her undergraduate degree in Peace Studies with a minor and honors in Creative Writing. Originally from the United States, she moved to Galway to work as an intern for The Galway Review. While in college, she worked as a writing tutor at Millsaps College…More…


Adrian Frazier is a graduate of Pomona College (BA 1971), Trinity College Dublin (Diploma in Anglo Irish Literature, 1973), and Washington University in St. Louis (MA 1976; Ph.D 1979). He has been on the faculty at Nanjing Teachers University (1979-81), UnionCollege in New York (1981-2000), and the National University of Ireland at Galway (2000-), where he teaches at the MA in Drama and Theatre Studies and the MA in Writing. More…


tonyyyyTony Hall is a lecturer in NUI Galway. He is a graduate of the University of Limerick (BA Physical Education and English, and PhD Computer Science) and NUI Galway (Master of Information Technology). He recently completed the Postgraduate Award in Teaching Shakespeare with the Royal Shakespeare Company/University of Warwick. He is a former post-primary school teacher of Physical Education, English and ICT. Tony writes poetry, fiction and non-fiction.More…


G Hanberry and O Wilde (1)Gerard Hanberry is an award winning poet and writer who lives in Galway. His fourth collection of poetry is to be published by Salmon in 2013. This follows At Grattan Road (2009) also from Salmon. In 2011 The Collins Press published Hanberry’s biography of Oscar Wilde and the Wilde family, More Lives Than One-The Remarkable Wilde Family Through the Generations. More…


LuKe MoreganLuke Morgan is an Irish poet. He was the winner in his category for the inaugural Poetry Ireland / Trócaire competition for his poem Atlas. In 2012, Windows Publications featured a small collection of his poetry as part of their tenth anniversary edition. He lives in Galway. More….


jack-kosovaJack McCann is a plastic surgeon and a writer. He has been writing seriously for the past 10 years. He has published two collections of poetry, Turning on a Sixpence in 2011 and Escaped Thoughts in 2012. He is included in two anthologies, Off the Cuff (KARA) in 2012 and Oughterard Voices in 2013. More….


arts_main_ndrek_gjiniNdrek Gjini is a graduate of the National University of Ireland (M A in Writing 2011), GMIT, (BA in Heritage Studies 2010) and University of Shkodra,(BA in Language and Literature 1988). He is is originally from Albania but has lived in Ireland since 2002. He is author of books published in Albanian and English. His research and teaching interests are in digital humanities, book history, textual studies, editing, and 20th-century literature.More…


Eva PicEva Bourke is originally from Germany but has lived in Ireland most of her life. She has published six collections of poetry, most recently piano (May 2011, Dedalus Press, Dublin), two comprehensive anthologies of contemporary Irish poets in German translation, as well as a collection by the German poet Elisabeth Borchers (Poetry Europe Series, Dedalus Press). More…



John Kenny is a graduate of the National University of Ireland (BA 1992, Ph.D. 2002). His Doctoral thesis was titled ’Connoisseur of Silences: John Banville and the Belief in Autonomy’ (National University of Ireland, Galway, Thesis 4746), and he is currently completing two books on Banville for Irish Academic Press. He was awarded a Post Doctoral Fellowship (2004-2006). More..


bernardBernard Kirk is the Director of Galway Education Centre. He is co Founder of Robotics Ireland, The All Ireland Primary Schools Debating Competition and Space Camps Ireland. In 2010 he was nominated to the Trinity Science Gallery Leonardo group. He is Committee member of National Education Committee, Science Gallery, Trinity College, Chairperson The Galway Music Residency and a Committee Member NUIG Research Ethics Committee.More…



Trevor Conway, a Sligoman living in Galway since 2005, writes mainly poetry, fiction and songs. He has recorded an album of his songs, released in 2013. His work has appeared in magazines and anthologies across Ireland, Austria, India, the UK, the US and Mexico, where his poems have been translated into Spanish. These publications include ROPES, Decanto, Read This, Fusion, The Literary Yard, Cuadrivio, Periodico de Poesia, Poetic Expressions and Poetry Salzburg Review.More…


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