I’m delighted to have been shortlisted for the Strokestown Poetry Competition and as part of this, I’m been given a 15 minute slot on Saturday to read some of my poetry. I’m going to read from Jewtown and might try out one or two that I don’t usually read. My shortlisted poem is called Conception and I wrote it about a year ago after putting away some of Emrys’ baby things into the attic. You can read it here.

I’m also looking forward to seeing some poetry especially Doireann NíGríofa’s interview with Paddy Bushe and I also hope to see James Harpur’s talk on the history of poetry.

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