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.
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 […]
I attended an interesting lecture about Jews in Irish Literature, including “metaphorical” Jews, by Bryan Cheyette in Trinity College. I had heard about the talk as he mentioned that he was going to mention Jewtown. Bryan had a theory that my poem “Patched Up” which featured a boy called Sweeney and T.S. Elliot’s Jew-hating character, […]
There’s a short mention of Jewtown in the Time of Israel this week. I was interviewed a few months ago before speaking at the launch of Representations of Jews in Irish Literature. The full article can be read here.
Jewish Book Week started last night and I took the chance to get a snap of my book among the 4,000 other books featured in the festival. I also picked up a copy of the Jewish Book Week brochure and had a peek inside.
I’m off to London today for Jewish Book Week. I’ve packed my suitcase and I’m ready to go!
I had a fantastic evening in Waterford IT where I launched the exhibition of Representations of Jews in Irish Literature, which is touring Ireland and beyond. This was the first time I’ve done a poetry event without doing a reading, as such. I was asked to give a presentation on how I came to write Jewtown. I […]
I didn’t realise that Jewtown was available to buy in the wonderful Dubray Books until I accidentally spotted it there in their Kilkenny branch.
I was recently alerted to the fact that there are a number of videos on YouTube from the UCD Poetry Archive Collection and I have 8 videos on their YouTube page. All 8 poems are from Jewtown and you can find them on the Video page of this web site. Below is one example of […]
Today I received another review of Jewtown, my first from a Jewish reviewer and my first from someone outside of Ireland. Natalie Wood of PerfectlyWritePoetry published her review on the eve of Rosh Hashannah, the Jewish New Year, and I was very pleased with her words. She also published “Tashlich”, one of the poems in the […]