Narrowbacks in June, 2005. Left to right: Jesse Winch, Tony DeMarco, Terry Winch, Linda Hickman, Dominick Murray. Photo by Judy Bodman.
Whenever Terence Winch posts here, our hits go up exponentially so it's no surprise that he's on the radar of the popular Irish Echo. Here's what writer Earl Hitchner has to say about Winch in the February 9 issue of the journal:
Winch’s poetry can be any or all of these: conversational, witty, poignant, erudite, tart, candid, apprehensive, approbatory, intimate, insightful, intentionally indecorous, delicate, linguistically inventive, rhymed, and unrhymed. “It’s a matter of depth of engagement and musical register, a matter of what is at stake for yourself in a poem,” Seamus Heaney said about writing verse. Winch understands that. It’s why at times he makes us uncomfortable and probably makes himself uncomfortable. Poetry written too tamely or safely becomes a Hallmark card. No one can accuse Terence Winch of writing Hallmark-card verse.
Find the full article about Terence Winch here.
And on 8 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 18, you can hear Winch and his band the Narrowbacks perform at the 33rd Annual Evening of Irish Music and Poetry, sponsored by the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society in Jim Rouse Theater, 5460 Trumpeter Rd., Columbia, MD 21044. Also appearing will be award-winning Irish author Colm Toibin and members of the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance. For more information call 443-518-4568 or visit www.hocopolitso.org. Be there!