Ethan Hawke is an actor I love, and his worldview and thoughts on creativity always impress me. It’s hard not to warm to him in this video with such a lovely conversational take on the role of creativity. His thoughts are simple and direct but there’s also a real fire and passion driving him. This is 9 […]
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For over a decade I hosted and curated a live monthly variety show called The Brown Bread Mixtape, and it took place upstairs in the legendary Stag’s Head pub here in Dublin. Those eclectic, electric nights in that old Victorian room were some of the most fun and creatively exciting times I’ve had. As I mentioned […]
I was really taken with Amanda Gorman’s poem “The Hill We Climb” at Joe Biden’s inauguration today. Poise and power from such an essential, young voice.
The legendary German filmmaker Werner Herzog was profiled a while back in the Guardian newspaper with a particular focus on his comedic sensibilities. Well worth a read for an insight into the mind of a quirky genius. The above video is also another classic Herzog interview with his typical acerbic wit mixed with his profound […]
I love words. It is the world I am most happy in. And poetry is my favourite written form. Some years ago I was asked to perform some poetry at a spoken word night in Dublin and I decided to play with the very idea of writing itself, and the end result was this poem […]
This is a poem I started writing when I lived in New York and was starting to forge a really keen interest in poetry, and specifically performance poetry. The poem was supposed to be a snapshot of the punters I saw in a bar in Manhattan called Tom & Jerry’s. But the original draft was […]
Back in 2014, the poet Dave Lordan, was serving as guest editor for Penduline Press – a publication from Oregon in the United States. He commissioned a special audio broadcast from me to showcase some of the very best contemporary performance poets in Ireland. I had never really tried something like it before but I […]