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Aunua – Colm Keegan

In this episode Poet and Short-Story Writer Colm Keegan discusses mental health, the education system and his work in schools with Karina Murray of Aunua.

Colm Keegan is a co-founder of the Inklinks Project, a creative writing initiative for young writers. He teaches creative writing in secondary schools across Ireland. He has been shortlisted four times for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award, for both poetry and fiction and won the All Ireland Poetry Slam in 2010. His debut collection, Don’t Go There, was released in 2012 to critical acclaim. His ideal workshop session would be on poetry, beginning with a talk on the power and importance of one’s own voice

“Sometimes you meet poets with soul, sometimes with experience, sometimes with talent. But you seldom meet a poet with all three. Colm Keegan is one such poet.” – Dave Lordan

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