Showing posts from July, 2020

'framed entertainment' (Arts Council of Ireland Covid-19 Crisis Response Award)

I am pleased to announce the release of a video with title 'framed entertainment'. Enabled through receipt of an Arts Council of Ireland Covid-19 Crisis Response Award, 'framed entertainment' presents raw footage from a private reading of a hybrid text composed of sections from my third book  this is no longer entertainment  interspersed with fragments of theoretical framework taken from my introductory essay 'Poetry and Cultures of Feedback' . Conforming to full Government of Ireland lockdown restrictions (Phase One) the reading was for an audience of one and it took place on a remote beach within 2km of my home; it was filmed by a member of my immediate family on their personal device, and the video was home-edited using widely-available amateur tools. With thanks to the Arts Council of Ireland for the award. The Arts Council of Ireland introduced this special award in April 2020 to support Ireland-based professional artists across all disciplines in creatin

Carlow Writer-in-Residence programme (summer 2020)

I was pleased to be invited to the Carlow Writer-in-Residence programme, as part of which I will deliver a series of workshops over July and August 2020. The programme is managed by the Carlow County Council Arts Office in partnership with Carlow College , and has been running for the past few years with contributions from writers and artists working across disciplines - poets, novelists, short story writers, essayists, filmmakers, dramatists, songwriters. The workshops are administered by the residency organisers and are directed at members of writers groups in Carlow. Given ongoing restrictions associated with Covid-19 my activities will be delivered online, and in the course we will focus on language as material rather than as conveyor of meaning or message, privileging observational, appropriative, responsive and participative approaches to literary practice over notions of originality or genius. My thanks to Sinead Dowling, Carlow Co Co Arts Officer, and Dr Derek Coyle at Carlow