• Hellooooo!

    I am a Dublin-based spoken word poet from the Appalachian Mountains of the southern USA. Here's a bit about my writing and performing.

Nice Review of StAnza show

Nice review of my gig at StAnza! https://mumblewords.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/159/

StAnza Poetry Festival

I just returned from StAnza, Scotland’s premiere festival for poetry, in the Harry Potter-esque St. Andrews. Magic place, amazing words, wonderful vibe. I did a lunchtime show with a great listening audience. Highlights included Kei Miller, Ilya Kaminsky, and Carolyn Forche, as well as new friendships and collaborations with Geraldine Mitchell and James Harding. Also … Continue reading

Lingo partners with other festivals, including Dublin Book Fest, Bram Stoker, and NYF Dublin

Lingo festival collaborated with NYF Dublin, the new festival for New Years, to curate a spoken word trail 30-31 December. Delighted to feature some Lingo artists and offer 5 sold out events! I also featured at Bram Stoker Festival’s Literary Death Match, and came out as a finalist. Fun time as always. Lingo also did … Continue reading

Film collab with street art project Our Nation’s Sons

I was recently commissioned to write a poem for amazing street art project Our Nation’s Sons, run by Joe Caslin. It focuses on young men and their mental health. The words are mine, the voice is the artists’. Happy to have this poem featured at Other Voices and Trailblazery as well. 

Lingo Festival an amazing, humbling success

We did it. First ever spoken word festival carried off. See a rundown on our (sold out!) festival here:  LINGO IN WORDS AND NUMBERS And some articles (45+) here: Headstuff.org – LINGO preview – Oct 13th 2014 Irish Times (Tony Clayton Lea) – LINGO festival launch – Sept 26th 2014 LINGO feature – Irish Independent … Continue reading


I’ll be doing two shows at the PBH Free Fringe in Edinburgh. It’ll be my second ever gig in the UK after Glasto last year. 5:05pm, Saturday 9 August and Sunday 10 August, Cortado Cafe.   See link here: http://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/420442-hymn-to-the-reckless/   Hymn to the Reckless Flyer PDF

Interview and Poem on RTE Arena and Newstalk

Preview for Indiependence Festival! A nice interview on Obama, nerves, spoken word in Dublin, and a poem. Check it out here: http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=0%3A20623280%3A0%3A%3A&detail=&type=doPlayThis

AsIAM.ie Charity Launch

I was really honored to say a poem at the launch of the impressive Adam Harris AsIAm.ie launch, which is bringing together the autism community across Ireland. Very cool to do a poem for the assembled crowd and before James Reilly the Minister of Health and so many others. A great initiative!   Read the … Continue reading

Poetry Ireland Introductions Series

Delighted to be selected with eight other poets for the 2014 Poetry Ireland Introductions Series: Since its establishment in 1989 by poet Theo Dorgan, Poetry Ireland’s Introductions Series has offered exciting opportunities for talented, emerging poets to showcase their work. Many well-known poets have come through this series including Enda Wyley, Kerry Hardie, Alan Jude … Continue reading

The Opposite of a Thank You

I have a new poem up— delighted to have it featured on Broadsheet.ie Thanks for watching (this is the opposite of the opposite of a thank you letter)