On Tuesday 19th May at 7pm in the Irish Writers Centre, I’ll be reading some of my poems from “Jewtown” as part of the Poetry Introductions series from Poetry Ireland / Éigse Éireann. It will be part of the International Literature Festival Dublin and I’ll be on with Éamon Mag Uidhir, Jennifer Matthews, Julie Morrissy & Michael Naghten Shanks. It would be great if you could come along and please spread the word. - http://www.poetryireland.ie/whats-on/poetry-ireland-introductions-series-readings
Rozz reading at our recent event in Visual accompanied by Martin Sipos on piano. I read 4 poems from Jewtown including one newer one, “Foot”
Here’s the link to my poems in the Irish Times today Hennessy Emerging Poetry winner: Simon Lewis for Creosote; The Zoo, Cork, 1881; Two Sisters
[gallery size="medium" ids="205,203,204"] Some photos of my night at the Hennessy New Irish Writing Awards. I love the one with Ciaran Carty; he was such a nice man and very encouraging. It was also cool to chat with Paula Meehan. A great night.
Delighted to have been placed as a “special commendation” in the Patrick Kavanagh award this year. Poetry Award - Patrick Kavanagh Centre Inniskeen Co. Monaghan
[gallery size="medium" ids="244,242,243"] I was recently shown around Cork City by Thomas McCarthy who gave me a glimpse of the influence of Jewtown in Cork today. The first image is a bridge opened by Gerald Goldberg when he was Lord Mayor of Cork City. The second image is the synagogue on South Terrace. Thirdly is David Marcus’ parents’ picture framing shop, which is still open though run by a different family.