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Jerry Twomey

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19 Loretto Park, Friar's Walk
Cork City, Ireland

Email: jerrytwomeyh@gmail.com

Home page: http://www.jerrytwomey.com

: Jerry Twomey

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details

Name: Jerry Twomey

Address: 19 Loretto Park,
Friar’s Walk,
Cork City,
County Cork,
Republic of Ireland.

Telephone: 021 4318065
Mobile: 086 8270733
Website: http://www.jerrytwomey.com

Date of Birth: Never mind...my work might have a future even if I don't...so don't count the days for me...leave me to my own metaphysical dread...

Education: Played triangle in the band with the nuns,
three Rs gained at Christian Brother’s School, Youghal,
County Cork, at great expense. Swapped comics. Read
books. Watched foreign films with subtitles, late at night,
and for all the wrong reasons. Found the genius of Fellini
and Francois Truffaut quite by accident.

There were crows and thrushes in singing class.
I was in the row with the crows, learning to listen.

Spent whole summers by the river, in the woods,
peeling sticks, on the seashore, peering into rock
pools, occasionally letting my finger be embraced
by an anemone and so on.

Work Experience: Limited. Unless where to put
The comma counts.

2013
“Weyfarers” Guildford Poets Press.
Editor Martin Jones.
• The Frog’s Croak
• Ballgobackwards

2010
Had journal entries entitled “Dole Diary” accepted by Evening Echo (Readership of 45,000 approx) in Cork City, Editor Maurice Gubbins, for ten week run under the pseudonym of Lee Fields.

2010
“Noose” A Play, rehearsals underway. Meridian Theatre, Cork City.

2007
“Poetry Monthly” magazine, Editor Martin Holroyd.
• Gortroe Cross.

2002
Lapwing Publications, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Editors Rene and Dennis Greig accepted for publication Chapbook – “High Are The Waters, Heaven Sent”
Reviewed by Ian Wild in Issue Number 6 of Southword, “Munster Literature Centre.”

2001
“Door To Everywhere” Editor Robert Richardson
Accepted for publication an A4 card series of poems.


“One Act Play” workshopped for one week under the auspices of
CorcaDorca Theatre Company and presented in the Pan Pan Theatre Festival, Dublin.

2000
“The Shop” magazine, Editor John Wakeman, 4 poems.
• Apology
• Savages
• Poems about politics and Religion 1&2.

1999
“Fire” magazine, UK. 5 poems.
• Photograph
• Memory
• Twilight
• Peregrine
• The Call Girls by Connolly Hall

“Envoi”
• A Literary Allusion
• Than That Which At A Glance, I Fancied I Had Seen
• Unnatural Etiquette
• A Kind Of Eden

1998
“Poetry Ireland” magazine.
• My Pain’s Not Peculiar To Me, Not To Me, Not Particularly
1998
“Sarah’s Story” a short story published by Stand magazine, UK.


1997
“Poetry Monthly” magazine, Editor Martin Holroyd.
• Black Beetle

1996
“Plainsongs” USA
• In The Hollow of Your Abandoned Hand

1993
“The Limerick Poetry Broadsheet”
• If You Could Say Something

1991
“Poetry Ireland” magazine.
• Pine Forests, Do Not Pine For Us”

1991
“The Connacht Tribune” magazine.
• Rain, Rain On Arrival

Published Work: In 1988 I had poems published in four consecutive issues of a local Cork City newspaper “The Middle Parish Chronicle”
In August, September, October and November of 1988. On the strength of this success I was able to raise funds from local Youghal business to finance publication and distribution of my own collection of poems – “The Pearls From The Poundshop”

Reviews
Seamus Heaney 1994
“I like the inventiveness and flicker of humour in them,
Your poems are the work of a seriously involved writer
With a definite lyric talent.”

Brendan Kennelly 1990
“The blend of lyricism and humour. Playing
With language, juggling and experimenting.”

John B. Keane 1986
“I had expected an apprentice to the high art of poetry but
Was pleasantly surprised by an accomplished young man
With a bright future”


Interests: words and illustrations, illustrated words, film, drawing, painting, photography, football, the natural world, dogs, bantams, bearded dragons, the internet, self publishing,

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes