For All Poets, novices and experienced.
The focus of the workshop will be on creating new work, with the opportunity to share it in a group seting.
Michael McCarthy grew up on a farm in West Cork, Ireland.
His first poetry collection Birds’ Nests and Other Poems won the Patrick Kavanagh Award. His second collection – ‘At the Races’ (Smith/Doorstop, 2009) – was the overall winner of the 2008 Book & Pamphlet Competition, chosen by Michael Longley. His most recent collection ‘The Healing station’ (Smith/Doorstop, 2015) was Hilary Mantel’s choice in The Guardian Best Books of 2015. Anne Enright described it as ‘Life at its most challenging made beautiful on the page.’ His children’s books have been translated into seventeen languages.