New poems on the Poetry phone



Kilkenny County Council Arts Office Poetry Phone has a new selection of poems featured for February – March 2022, selected by writer and poet Colm Keegan.

Colm Keegan is an award winning writer and poet from Dublin, Ireland. His first book “Don’t Go There” was released in 2012 to critical acclaim. His latest collection “Randomer” is now available from Salmon poetry. His debut full-length play “For Saoirse” was staged in Axis Theatre and shortlisted for the Fishamble New Writing award in 2018. His short play “Something Worth Saying,” commissioned for the Abbey Theatre’s Dear Ireland project in 2020 was called ‘exquisite and devastating’ by reviewer Emer O’ Kelly.

Everyone is welcome to the poetry phone. Just dial 1800 272 994 to listen to one of twelve wondrous poems written by Kilkenny poets. The poems are beautifully recited by Kilkenny actors Susie Lamb and Ger Cody.

Here you will find poems of memory, recollection, nature, nurture and place which will bring a smile to your heart, give you a sense of solace and comfort and some will take you back in time. They are poems of real kinship, understanding and connection.

Please pick a number between 0 and 9. All of the poems were written by Kilkenny poets and previously published in our annual Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet.

The selected poems can also be listened to on the Arts Office Blog which features biographies of each poet, follow the below link:


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