I’m delighted to have a tiny piece in this set of essays – Irish Questions and Jewish Questions. Two of my poems from Jewtown are mentioned in the book.
Published: Algebra of Owls
It’s been a very quiet year for me in terms of getting poems published; rejection after rejection after rejection. Therefore I was relieved to finally get something published after almost 6 months in the popular web-based journal Algebra of Owls. The poem, Apple, is not a particularly new one but I never managed to get […]
The Tricky Second Collection
Some exciting news – at least for me – Doire Press will publish my second collection in late 2019! Jewtown will have a new sibling, which has been brewing for the last few years and is nearly ready to unleash. My aim is to make the poems I’ve written a lot better, yank out the […]
Carlow Arts Festival
I had a nice time reading some new work at the Carlow Arts Festival in their big tent. I read with the rest of the Carlow Writers’ Group with Jane Clarke, Grace Wells, Mark Roper and Maurice Davitt.
Poetry Ireland Review
Very pleased to find a new poem of mine accepted for Poetry Ireland Review.
On the telly
I was on RTE 1 this evening as part of a programme called “Back to the Future: An Irish Passover.” I read 2 poems from Jewtown and get to show a little bit of my school, where I work. I also chat a little bit about the history of the Cork Jewish Community. Watch it […]
Really pleased to have a poem featured in this lovely pamphlet.
Jews in Irish Literature
I had a fantastic night in The Bloomsbury hotel for the Irish Literary Society event on the representation of Jews in Irish literature. It was great to join Ruth Gilligan and Barry Montgomery again to talk about our respective works.
Spokes Poetry Reading
I had a great night at the Spokes Poetry Evening in Waterford City this week. The event is a monthly one where Waterford’s poetry enthusiasts take part in a very friendly open mic, all organised by Colette Colfer. Every term, they have a guest poet, and I was lucky enough to be there to read […]
Published: Hodges & Figgis Anthology
I’m featured in this special anniversary edition of the Hodges and Figgis anthology with over 200 other writers. I have a poem in there somewhere about Emrys, less than a minute after he was born, called Apgar Score. I’m very grateful to Alan Hayes from Arlen Press who was kind enough to ask me to […]