Spoken Word Poet Ireland

I am a spoken word poet, writer, theatre-maker and performer from Cork, Ireland. As a spoken word artist I have performed at events around Ireland and abroad, including: Cork Midsummer Festival (Art Gifts), First Fortnight, Cork City Culture Night, Electric Picnic, Ó’Bhéal, LitFest (France), The Garden Party (Lisbon), Fire and Dust (Coventry), among many others.

From 2019-2022, I was the Irish Poetry Slam Champion and represented Ireland in the European Poetry Slam, Rome 2022.

I have a Level 8 BA Honours Degree in Drama from Ireland’s Conservatory of Music and Drama (TU Dublin) and have been involved in many theatre and film projects over the past decade. In 2019, I wrote and performed in the play Wishful Thinking which ran as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival and the Cork Arts Theatre Emerging Artists Programme. A collection of my poetry was published in the chapbook ‘paper incantations’ as part of Ó’Bhéal’s ‘spoken worlds’ series, supported by Cork City Council. In 2022, I completed my Masters Degree in Screenwriting for Film and Television in IADT.

I use humour and absurdism to question societal norms and structures. My work regularly explores eco-anxiety, gender, mental health and mysticism, through the lens of my own lived experiences.

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