I was delighted to have the opportunity to read with the Santa Barbara Poets Laureate Chryss Yost, David Starkey and Paul Willis at an event hosted by North West Words in Florence Food Co, Letterkenny on 17th July, 2018.
North West Words had invited local poets to write a poem in response to one of three written by the Laureates and I chose to write a poem, which I titled Domestic Noir, in response to David Starkey’s Nordic Noir. On the night, four of us read response poems and I also read in the Open Mic session afterwards. It was a great night. A lovely warm, welcoming atmosphere was created by North West Words and the visiting Laureates were very friendly and open to chatting with everyone after the readings. The Laureates have since been reading in Enniskillen and at the Heaney Homeplace and will be travelling to Waterford and Dingle for more readings. They are definitely well worth hearing and meeting!