The Beau

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The Beau was an annual literary journal edited by Maurice Scully. It ran to three issues: 1981, 1982/83 and 1983/84. Although the journal was short-lived, its contributor list, featuring writers from Ireland, Britain and the United States, was impressive and it played an important role in the emergence of a number of experimental Irish poets. It also carried reproductions by a number of Irish artists.

Contributors included Roy Fisher, Knute Skinner. William Oxley, Randolph Healy, Brian Coffey, David Wright, Paul Durcan, John Freeman, John Jordan, Anthony Cronin, Gavin Ewart, Eoghan Ó Tuairisc, George Barker, Dermot Bolger and Jim Burns.

The featured painters were Michael Mulcahy, Patrick Hall, Alice Hanratty and Patrick Pye.