Award-winning, Dublin-based poet and playwright
Colm Keegan is a writer and performance poet from Dublin, Ireland. Since 2005, he has been short-listed four times for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award, for both poetry and fiction and won the All Ireland Poetry Slam in 2010.
In 2015 he was awarded a residency in the Lexicon, Ireland’s largest public library. He is a creative writing teacher and co-founder of the Inklinks Project, a creative writing initiative for young writers.
In 2011, he was nominated for the Dublin Fringe’s ‘Little Gem’ Award for the spoken word play he co-wrote with Stephen James Smith and Kalle Ryan – ‘Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About’ – which has toured Ireland and sold out in Bristol, London and Paris.
His debut collection, ‘Don’t Go There’, was released in 2012 to critical acclaim and is available from salmonpoetry.com. He is one of the organisers of Lingo, Ireland’s first Spoken Word festival.