This is a video of me reading at the Poetry Introductions evening in Dublin earlier this year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNPtPH_mB6k I'm the first reader after the introductions and am joined by Eamon Mag Uidhir, Julie Morrissey, Jennifer Matthews and Michael Naghton Shanks.
Visual is such a nice venue to do a reading. I read as part of a response to Yeats last night along with members of the Carlow Writers’ Cooperative.
Tonight was the prizegiving at the Red Line Book Festival's poetry competition. I read my entry, Birthmark. Although I wasn't one of the winners, it was great to meet lots of familiar faces. The winner Jean Robertson was also a runner-up in the Patrick Kavanagh award.
It was brilliant to be asked to read at the Double Shot poetry evening supporting Mary Madec and Kevin Higgins. Sadly Kevin couldn’t make it due to illness so Dave Lorden and Karl Parkinson read a few of his poems. There was a big crowd of over 50 people and it was really nice to have some friends from Carlow up in Dublin for the event. Thanks to the Double Shot team and Books Upstairs for having me.
As part of the Patrick Kavanagh Weekend, I was lucky to read with the winner and other prize-winners at the Patrick Kavanagh Centre. I read a few poems from Jewtown.
This is a short clip of my reading in the Irish Jewish Museum in Dublin where I had the privilege of reading some of my poems from my collection, Jewtown. In this video, I introduce the collection and give some context to the poems. I read two poems: “Meeting Isaac Marcus” and “Landsmannschaft” The video was recorded in the Irish Jewish Museum for their archives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWjmrgjCWxw
[gallery size="medium" ids="125,126,127,123,124"] I had a wonderful time reading some of my poems in the Irish Jewish Museum over the weekend. I read 9 of my poems from Jewtown. The poems were preceded by the showing of an RTE interview on Gerald Goldberg. After my reading David Goldberg, (Gerald’s son), and two other Jewish men from Cork reminisced about their childhoods in Cork, though by their stage most Jewish people had left the area known as Jewtown. It was a packed room with members of the Jewish Community, fellow poets and friends. I celebrated in the most Unjewish way possible with a cheeseburger at a local restaurant.
Last night I took part in the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series. I read six poems from my collection, Jewtown. A fantastic evening with four other excellent poets: Eamon McGhoira, Jennifer Matthews, Julie Morrissey and Michael Naghtan Shanks.
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”