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Monday, 9 May 2016

Rita Ann Higgins says I'm a wasp

I get a mention in Rita Ann Higgins's Opening Keynote Speech at Éigse Michael Hartnett​ 2016, and she quotes a verse from my poem 'Austerity Mantra'. 
Rita Ann Higgins
Other poets to get mentions are Theodore Roethke, Auden, Yeats, Eavan Boland, Bertolt Brecht, Sarah Clancy, Padraig Fiacc, Stephen Murphy, Medbh McGuckian, and Michael Hartnett himself. Rita Ann's speech is titled 'Wasp In The Mug'. Apparently I am a wasp, or at least several of my poems are. Anyway, you can listen to her talk here.