RECENT WRITINGS ROUND-UP

Performing my Lost Tribe of The Wicklow Mountains at the Frank Harte Traditional Singing Festival.

Christy Moore – Chief of All The Bards – second installment of the ongoing DeBarras Folk Club Oral History Project featuring the voices of musicians, crew, & audience. https://bit.ly/3BRC47R

Optimist of The Pessimists – a blackly comic thought-experiment riffing on climate/extinction denial. Published thanks to political editor Poet Kevin Higgins by the new experimental press Beir Bua. https://bit.ly/2Yn2KQd

Poetry & Climate Catastrophe – Poetry is the art that invented humans. The art humans invented to be able to remember who they were & why they were here. Its marginalization & fading away under capitalism & imperialism signifies our great unmooring, our great forgetting. It remains a reminder, if we want it, of all that we have already lost. What good is poetry in the face of collapse? What should poets do now, as the world falls apart?https://bit.ly/3H83WJ1

The Only Hero In Town – A poem bearing witness to sadism in Clonakilty Boys National school in the 1980s and one adult in town who wouldn’t put up with it. Published by the admirable Survivors Trust https://bit.ly/2ZVdAxi

Skip/Repeat – urban horror story/black comedy about popes and skips. https://bit.ly/2ZXI9Cu


Work is well underway alongside Karl Parkinson on our forthcoming joint collection Back To Normal, due out in Spring with Front Line Press


I have also signed off on a Spanish Translation of First Book of Frags about to be published in Chile by Los Perros Romanticos. A German translation of an excerpt from my memoir The Dead Friends will shortly be published in the Anthology Irland: Un Literarische Einladung, edited by Paul McVeigh. Rubina Vialli will translate four unpublished poems of mine for the 2022 Issue of the annual “Studi irlandesi. A Journal of Irish Studies”, edited by Fiorenzo Fantaccini

Finally, for scratch video fans The Fucking Titanic, put together by videopunk Eamonn Crudden has been updated with Ulises Fairlie’s Spanish Subtitles. Check it out here if you wanna know what drowned souls scream. https://bit.ly/3BP0vCX