I'll be reading and doing a mini-workshop at Stillorgan Library, Dublin, as part of the First Fortnight Festival.
"Award-winning poet Colin Dardis talks about how poetry bolstered his mental health after a prolonged period of depression. Reading from his collections ‘the x of y’ and ‘The Dogs of Humanity’, this event will also look at how people can improve their own wellbeing through the simple act of writing."
First Fortnight is a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action. You can read an article I wrote earlier in the year for them on writing and mental health here. Many thanks to dlr Libraries for their interest and support with the event.
The event is free to attend; please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book
"If you’re a musician, or in a band, people like to know what they are dealing with, and tack on genres and sub-genres to your music. I don’t want or expect that in poetry. I want poetry to hold many voices, many styles, and I think it’s possible that multitudes could derive from one person."
New interview online today at those excellent purveyors of micropoetry, Black Bough Poetry. Many thanks to editor Matthew MC Smith for asking the questions and supporting my work. My partner-in-rhyme Geraldine O'Kane was also interviewed by them, you might want to read that as well...