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If you want your hair cut, I’m your woman, although you might want to have a listen to ‘Half Cut’, before letting me near you with the clippers. This memoir poem was Shortlisted in The Percy French Award for Witty Verse at the Strokestown International Festival in 2019.
Performing as Featured Poet in The Bangor Literary Journal, Issue 13, Dec 2020. Beekeeping related poetry… ‘The Daughter’s Accused Me of Being a Stalker’, ‘Lockdown for Bees’, ‘Innisfree, Me Arse!’
This video was recorded by Trish for the Crossing Borders Open Mic in May 2020, an online event hosted by The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim as part of their Across the Lines Programme, organised by Ruth Moore. The following Covid-19 related poems are performed: Jailbreak, God Bless the Bees, Staying Safe, and The New Vogue. Also included are Yalla Charlie, Morse Code, and Monument to Home about the border area (Borderlines Stickleback micro-pamphlet by Hedgehog Poetry Press).
This story combines my hatred of shopping, the commercial hype of Christmas, and my ability to always end up with the wonky-trolley. It was inspired by shopping in the wild west. Warning: There’s singing…
‘Sweet Spot’, is about the way Lower Lough Erne lifts the spirits. I’m proud that it’s included in the Places of Poetry: Mapping the Nation in Verse’ anthology, launched on October 1st 2020, by One World Publications. Previously published in North Star by Women Aloud NI, and The Bee’s Breakfast, by Beautiful Dragons Publications.
Trish Bennett – Out Of My Mind Sept 2020(The Bangor Literary Journal – Issue 12) That feeling when you’re bored out of your mind, unable to escape the tedium. We’ve all been there. I hated English at Secondary school, and here I am now, an oul doll, writing poetry. 😉
This video was recorded by Trish for the Crossing Borders Open Mic, “Way-points and markers” in July 2020, an online event hosted by The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim as part of their Across the Lines Programme, organised by Ruth Moore. The following Covid-19 related poems are performed: Tiger King Joe Haiku, and Carry-on Covid. Also included are Kilty Relics, Sweet Spot, and Raucous of Wings.
Click on the link to see muggins on the telly for International Day of the Wimmin, March 2021. Still had to cook that evening mind you…
Many thanks to Byddi and Alan from Flash Fiction Armagh for making the recordings below during live events.
Reading Time Zoned, Flash Fiction Armagh, June 2019, Mulberry Bistro, Armagh.
Performing Kilty Relics, Flash Fiction, Armagh County Museum, 5 January 2019.
Reading ‘Power of a Peeler’ at Flash Fiction Armagh, in Mulberry Bistro, Armagh, March 2018. Audio
Reading on Damien Donnelly’s ‘Eat The Storms’ Podcast in Jan 2021. At 32 minutes, I read the Pushcart Nominated poem, ‘Borderlines’, ‘Little Bird Syndrome’, and ‘Carry-on Covid’.
Reading ‘Morse Code’ on ‘Your Place And Mine’ with Anne Marie McAleese on BBC Radio Ulster Jan 2021
RTÉ Radio 1: Poems in a Pandemic: a Poetry Programme Special with Olivia O’ Leary. Click this link and scroll to 6.28 mins to hear Bennett reading Jailbreak.
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