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INFLICTING ON RADIO KERRY
(Click pic for AUDIO LINK TO PodCast)
WRITER IN RESIDENCE FOR Co.KERRY - MAIRE HOLMES
IN CONVERSATION WITH JOE McGILL ON LIVE RADIO
KEVIN - BERNIE - BUDDY AND MICK
ALL GOT A CHANCE TO SHARE THEIR WORK
We are show-casing
samples of original
work below. We are not
planning a forum as there are many fine poetry forums on the internet
for those who li ke to work in that way. Any-one who would like to be involved
locally can contact us by e-mail, or by attending one of our regular meetings. We
would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in being
Click on titles to read poems: All work in .pdf format.
|Kevin Griffin||Friday (KG)||Easy Going (pub. Revival)||Paragliding (pub. Riposte)|
|Frances Atkin||My Vision Drawn||That Wind Was Young||Wing and Fin|
|Ed Schmidt-Zörner||Friday (ESZ)||Forbearance||I Met Karl Marx|
|Michael (Buddy) O'Meara||The Perfect Shot||Don't Bank On Change|
|Buddy's piece, Don't Bank On Change was ' LETTER OF THE WEEK' Sunday Independent 22/6/14.|
|Mick Jones||The Plainest Day||Diary Of A Northern Week|
|Tim Powell||Breadcrumbs Of Kindness at The Rail Station (pub. Riposte)|
|Sadly, Tim Powell passed away suddenly, just before the short poem above appeared in Riposte.|
All written material appearing in Knibs publications are copyright to the accredited authors or their estates.
Kevin Griffin, Kevin Griffin is a retired secondary teacher, having taught at the Intermediate School, Killorglin for forty years. Since his retirement, he has been writing steadily, mostly poetry but also prose including reviews. His poems have been published in magazines like the SHOp, Revival, Crannog, Senior Times, Riposte, Stony Thursday, and The Blue Max. He has been shortlisted for the Phisfest prize and the Fish Poetry prize. He is a regular reader at poetry events in Kerry, Cork, Limerick and Galway.
has been living in Kerry for the last 5
years. Originally from Skerries (Co.Dublin) she has been writing for
some years now. As well as her poetry output, she has written two
novels and is currently working on a third.
Michael (Buddy) O'Meara To be or not to be - someone once said. I would rather have been, for if I had not, these words would never have been written. Whether that can be considered good or bad is for the reader to decide. He/she must also ask the question.
Mick Jones moved from Worcestershire (UK) to Glounaguillagh,
near Caragh Lake, in October 2004. Originally an orchestral viola
player with the BBC, he then nailed a job as ‘the mad fiddle player’ for a busy
Birmingham rock band. Currently striving to find more
time for writing poetry and music. Mick played an active part in the
production of the Knibs collection, Echoes from The Reeks (2008). He
is a regular reader at Poets Corner in Tralee and has had poems published in, 'Anthology For A
River', Revival and Riposte. Most recently his poem 'Bullets' was
included in Boyne Berries 2016 commemorative issue.
|Below are biogs of members who contributed to one or both of the Knibs collections, but no longer regularly attend meetings.|
Hazel Endean was born in Lancashire, England and later moved to Cornwall. In
1973 she came to Dooks, Co. Kerry. Her first love is writing; other interests
are watercolour painting, playing keyboard, table tennis and short mat bowls. An
avid reader, she is also a scrabble and crossword fanatic. Hazel has had
articles published in Ireland’s Own, on R.T.E. and contributed to 'Echoes From
Kate Ahern was born in Milltown, County Kerry. The youngest of nine children, she has lived in Killorglin for forty-eight years. A contributor to ‘Breacadh’, ‘Ripples From The Laune’. and 'Echoes From The Reeks'.
|Former contributors to our collections who have sadly passed away. We remember them ALL with great fondness.|
Sadly adding to our list of former members Dr. Mary Collins passed away peacefully on April 7th 2016
Mary Collins was born in Millstreet County Cork. A retired doctor, she lived in Coolroe, Glenbeigh. She had work published in ‘Irelands Own’, ‘‘Breacadh’, ‘Ripples From The Laune’. and 'Echoes From The Reeks'.
Jo Scanlon was born in Ballyduff, County Waterford, and lived in Killorglin from 1946. A retired teacher, she enjoyed reading, writing and working at her computer. She wrote scripts for local stage performances and contributed to ‘Ripples From The Laune’ and 'Echoes From The Reeks'.
T William Powell
born in England, escaped the abject drudgery of office work in East Anglia,
shuffled whole-foods in Kent, and came to Co. Kerry to write.
Tim died suddenly in 2013 - his enthusiasm for, and
delight in the written word, were an inspiration to all who knew him.
Jack O’Dwyer (1930 - 2010) was born in Killorglin, County Kerry. He moved to London to work in the banking industry, but returned to his home town on retirement. A contributor to ‘Breacadh’, ‘Ripples From The Laune’ and Echoes From The Reeks.
Joyce Ash was born in Birmingham of Irish parents. She was a teacher (B.A. in Maths) and a hotelier in Devon; she loved singing, held the LLCM, was a founder member of Knibs and often broadcast her work on Radio Kerry's 'Just a thought'. Joyce lived in Glenbeigh until sadly passing away in 2011.
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