Kevin Connelly is the author of Fragment of a love story, recovered. A native of Kilkenny City, born in 1955, Kevin is currently living in Duncannon, Co. Wexford.
Kevin has been interviewed on The John Murray Show, Radio1 and the Eclectic Light Show, KCLRadio.
He has read poetry in the Wexford Arts Centre as part of the Cáca Milis Cabaret and on “Imeall”, the Arts programme on TG4. His poetry has received awards in The Black Diamond Poetry Competition, The Frances Browne Multilingual Poetry Competition and Fish Publications Poetry.
His poems have been published in “Boyne Berries” and “”Red Lamp, Black Piano”. In the US he has been published in “The d’Verse Anthology of International Poetry”,”and “The Lilliput Express”. Kevin has had both poetry and flash fiction published as part of the Writers on Board Scheme of the Carnegie Library in Kilkenny.
He regularly reads his work at Harry’s Bar, Langton’s Hotel, Kilkenny and The Fusion Cafe, Wexford.
Recently he was involved in establishing WISPA, the Welsh/Irish Spoken arts & Poetry Association.
In March 2014 he was the first Irish Poet to undertake a reading tour of Wales under the auspices of Wispa.
Hooked on Poetry is a Poetry Group he established in the Hook Peninsula area.
Author Q & A
Can you tell us about the inspiration behind this story?
I was walking on my local beach with my partner and we found a piece of pottery with an image of two people on a boat. As we walked the idea came to me that I could turn this into a story so as I contemplated the piece of pottery in my study the story took shape.
When did you start writing?
Probably in my early teens.
What’s your favourite book or short story?
Book is “Ulysses” story is “The Dead” both by James Joyce
What do you most enjoy about writing?
Both losing and finding myself in the creative process.
Amazon: Friend or foe?
I lean towards friend.
Kevin publishes an award winning literary blog, connellykevin.WordPress.com.