Cork International Poetry Festival 2019 — Poetry Introductions

It was so good to get that email from Patrick Cotter to say I’d got a slot at the Prebooked Poetry Introductions at the 2019 Cork International Poetry Festival. The standard is always so high. Mr Cotter is very discerning, as I well know, this being my fourth time applying! So it was great to listen to my fellow poets, at least one of them a familiar face — hi Eoin!

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I was up and down to Cork like a mad yoke that week trying to keep the full time teaching job going at the same time. The launch of The Well Review had been on on the Tuesday. It was as close to bilocation as I’m likely to get! I was sorry I didn’t get to attend more of the events due to work commitments. Any chance you could have it during mid-term break next year, Patrick? I do love it. It really is a top class festival.

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