Don't Go There
Published by Salmon Poetry
Don’t Go There is an energetic, frenetic debut collection. Colm Keegan’s poetry, already shortlisted several times over for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award, is marked out by a level of streetwise lyricism, hard-earned through experience of increasingly disparate life in the Irish capital.
“These new poems for a new era grow into a powerful and often dark portrayal of contemporary Dublin... It delves into the richest and the darkest corners of the human condition, without Keegan ever compromising the deep humanity at the core of his unblinking vision of life passing by.”
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.