Tonight, Tuesday 22nd October, at 6.30pm is the launch in the Irish Writers Centre, Dublin of the first issue of a great new poetry magazine, “Channel” – with a focus on nature and ecology. I’m very happy to have a poem in there, about badgers. Congrats to the hardworking creative editors, Elizabeth and Cassia!
Delighted that my poem ‘The Wave’ is this month’s choice for Poetry Ireland’s Words Lightly Spoken podcast – and a chance to say something about the threat of global warming.
I’m really looking forward to reading at this poetry supper in the United Arts Club in Dublin, Friday 8th March. Then off to Cork on Monday 11th for an O’Bheal reading with wonderful Moya Roddy!Poetry Supper 8 March 19
I’m really excited about tonight’s event, Friday Feb 1st in Milltown, Co Galway, at this Galway 2020 event celebrating the local Bardic School that was operating between 13th-16th centuries. I’ve been working with the local children, making up a choral bardic poem celebrating the coming of spring, which they’ll be performing on the night, to a jig rhythm provided by their own feet – in true bardic style! I’ll also get a chance to read my poem ‘The Milltown Lass’ from Session, celebrating local legend, box and fiddle player, Rose Murphy. Lots more wonderful musical and poetic guests. Can’t wait!
Roj Whelan recently made this short film of one of my poems, about orangutans and citizenship.
Afri (Action from Ireland) based in Dublin, has just made this short film about it’s global issues work in schools. I feel very privileged to be working with such an inspiring and empowering organisation. Please watch if you’re a teacher, or send on to any teachers, or parents who’ d like their children to be involved in this kind of exploration.