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December 01, 2010

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Congratulations to the winner.

And congratulations also to Clondalkin poet Colm Keegan, one of two contestants representing Leinster in a live poetry competition, reciting this one that, along with two other poems, got him placed first, at this year's All Ireland Poetry Slam Championship, 30th October last, at the International bar, Wicklow Street, Dublin.

Keegan is a very talented live poet and writer, three times shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award, for both poetry and fiction. In 2008 he was shortlisted for the International Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition, and is currently working on a first novel and a collection of poems.

Listen to a studio recording and read along to one of the three poems that saw him placed first this year, Ireland Is, and then watch full ninety minute video of this live poetry competition, at the Irish Poetry Blog.

Enjoy.

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