Colm Keegan continues to write some of the most interesting and powerful poetry in Ireland today. As a performer he is growing in stature as well (both in Dublin and beyond) and he recently cemented that status as All Ireland Slam Poetry champion 2011. His poem “Ireland is” manages to capture the zeitgeist in this country perfectly with his trademark sense of humour, dark truth and lyrical flourishes. The original version of the poem was written last year for our March show where the theme was “Come on Ireland”. It is as telling and topical now as it was then and, if anything, the poem has gotten even better as a piece of writing. This is real poetry that demands to be heard.
THE BOY IS
Another breathtaking poem that dances lyrically and honestly around ideas of romance, destiny & desire. Every single person in the packed room was captivated by the poem, as evidenced by the silence in the recording as Colm held court at the (faulty) mic. Colm will be releasing an eagerly anticipated collection of poems later this year and until then we encourage you to catch him live whenever you can. He is a true talent.
Colm writes an engaging and entertaining literary blog under his moniker Uiscebot and we strongly encourage you to check it out. It contains his own writings (poetry, fiction and more) as well as engaging interviews with contemporary writers and performers like Dave Lordan and our very own Kalle Ryan. For more info then> Click here for Colm(uiscebot)’s blog