Category Archives: Poems

News from Killysuggen…

Been a quiet week on Slugger, with the only poetry post attracting any commentary being Connolly Window (from the new book, incidentally – maybe that says something?) Watch out for Matt Kirkham in the guest poet spot tomorrow, with something … Continue reading

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A poem for the day…

As a bit of an experiment, I’ll be blogging a daily poem (from Resurrection… as well as my previous collections) during August on Slugger O’Toole. Thanks to Mick Fealty, Slugger’s founder and blogger-in-chief, for the opportunity, and thanks in advance … Continue reading

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Drumshanbo or bust!

Picnic basket and tartan blanket at the ready, about to set off to read at the Written Word Weekend in Drumshanbo. If you can’t make it, here’s something to be going on with… Cure I am nipping out for a … Continue reading

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Hello Drumshanbo!

Somewhere I’ve never been: the Co Leitrim village of Drumshanbo is playing host to a small literary festival this coming weekend, where I’ll be reading from the new book alongside, inter alia, the great Dermot Healy. If you can get … Continue reading

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… and Newtownabbey.

This seems to get to the bottom of things: teenage angst indeed!

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London…

Should have done this before now but thanks to everyone who made Monday night’s Oxfam gig happen: to David Crystal and his lass Sal for putting me up (and putting up with me); to David Green and James Grant for … Continue reading

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Eyewear

Two poems from The Resurrection of the Body at Killysuggen have been featured on Eyewear, Todd Swift’s blog. And a reminder for those in the Great Wen: I’m among those reading at Oxfam Books and Music, Marylebone High Street, tomorrow … Continue reading

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