Colm Keegan was the All Ireland Slam Poetry Champion in 2010. He has performed his poetry at various festivals, including the Flat Lakes Festival in Monaghan, Electric Picnic in Co Laois and the Festival of World Cultures in Dun Laoghaire. He has been shortlisted four times 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. He is a contributing poet for RTE Radio One’s nightly arts show Arena. He teaches in Dublin.