I couldn’t have been more thrilled to learn that some of my poetry was to included in a live reading event held on October 13, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the historic Linen Hall Library in Belfast.
The lead presenter at the evening’s program was the legendary journalist and poet, Eamonn Mallie, who read from his considerable body of poetry exploring the effects of the pandemic on ordinary folk. Eamonn was accompanied by the inimitable Donal O’Hanlon—an actor, musician, singer, dancer and head of the Newpoint Players theatre group in Newry, Co Down. Apart from reading from my work, Donal also read poems by Síofra McSherry (author of the extraordinary chapbook, Requiem, reviewed by me here) and Art Riordan (the much-celebrated Irish actor and writer). There is much gratitude here in Vancouver for this exposure being given to my poetry across the Atlantic in Donegall Square North!