"I think every poem can be cathartic: as a writer, you are happy when you are productive. It feels good for me to produce any new poem, even if it doesn’t come out as an overly strong piece; the main thing is the creative process, that you can still produce."
The new edition of The Honest Ulsterman is out, in which I interview poet Ross Thompson about his debut collection from Dedalus Press ... and I talk to Ken Owens about my own collection 'The Dogs Of Humanity' from Fly on the Wall Poetry. Many thanks to editor Greg McCartney for including these features.
Thurs 9th Jan, 2020, 11am
Writing and Mental Health (First Fortnight Festival)
Stillorgan Library, Dublin
Thurs 20th Feb, 2020, 7pm
Lit Up (with Geraldine O'Kane)
The ARC, Community Arts Partnership, Belfast