I had a great time reading at Culture Night in Poetry Ireland’s HQ. I read with Vincent Woods. Kerrie O’Brien was also due to read with us but, alas, she didn’t show. Hopefully she’s ok. I read 5 poems from my new collection, Ah Men! I think they went down ok.
Lithuanian Poetry Festival
Had a very enjoyable evening at the Lithuanian Poetry Ireland | Poezijos Pavasaris Airijoje festival during the week. Great to meet some great Irish and Lithuanian poets.
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.
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 […]
Viva Los Gatos!
I had a great time in California over the last week with a trip supported by Culture Ireland to the Los Gatos Irish Literary Festival. I spend 4 and a half days in sunny California hanging out with some of Ireland’s best writers. I was involved in two events: the representation of Jews in Irish […]
Sunflower Sessions Reading
I was the featured reader at the Sunflower Sessions in Capel Street, Dublin on the 27th September, my first reading of the new year, nicely sandwiched between Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur. The venue is probably the most hipster place I’ve ever read in and the crowd were way cooler than me! I took a […]
I had a great night at the O’Bhéal series last night. I read with Stephanie Conn. Thanks to Paul Casey for inviting me.
Strokestown Poetry Festival
I had a fantastic time at the Strokestown International Poetry Festival this year where my poem, Conception, was shortlisted in their competition. I didn’t realise what a huge prize was up for grabs when I entered for whatever reason so not realising that I was in with a chance to win €2000 was good as they don’t […]
Shine/Strong Award 2017
It was incredible to be shortlisted for the Shine/Strong award this year and a massive congratulations to Adam Crothers who went away with the big prize. I bought Adam’s book when I saw the shortlist a while back and started reading it. Two poems in, I knew that this was one of the most exciting […]