Patrick Kehoe

Patrick Kehoe

PATRICK KEHOE was born in 1956 in Enniscorthy, County Wexford. His first poems were published by the late James Liddy in Gorey Arts Centre broadsheets and in issues of The Gorey Detail. Early poems appeared in the Irish Press and St Stephens (UCD). Patrick Kehoe read his poems for a feature on the RTÉ TV programme, Nationwide in 2014. Patrick Kehoe’s work has been heard on RTÉ Radio 1’s Sunday Miscellany and on RTÉ lyric fm, while poems have appeared in Cyphers, The Irish TimesThe Stony Thursday BookCrannóg, Enniscorthy EchoNatural Bridge and The Scaldy Detail. Four poems and a short memoir piece featured in the Spring 2020 edition of New Hibernia Review. Patrick Kehoe’s poems have featured in The Deep Heart’s Core, The Level Crossing, The Word Ark – all from Dedalus Press – and in Even the Daybreak: 35 Years of Salmon Poetry. Patrick Kehoe’s poems also feature in the Wexford publications, From Wexford with Love, Red Lamp Black Piano and Dust Motes Dancing in the Sunbeams. Patrick Kehoe’s version of a Cuban poem also features in the forthcoming Cuban Love Songs (Cassandra Voices, 2020). Patrick Kehoe’s debut collection, Its Words You Want (Salmon Poetry, 2011) was followed by The Cask of Moonlight (Dedalus Press, 2014.) A third collection, Places to Sleep (Salmon Poetry, 2018) was in large part a journey through Spain. An album written in collaboration with Sonny Condell, Seize the Day was released in 2017. A further five songs have been written since. Patrick Kehoe’s work will feature in a forthcoming Wexford anthology, edited by Tom Mooney.

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