Hi, I’m Paul Casey. Born in Cork, I’ve spent many years abroad in Zambia and South Africa, with a few years in the UK, Japan, Canada and Switzerland. I’ve also lived around Ireland during much of my lifetime and returned to settle in 2005. I write poetry, offer writing workshops, edit, make the occasional film and run Ó Bhéal. My background is in film, teaching and multimedia.

There’s an online interview at writing.ie and another at Diogen and online biographies at Poetry Ireland or at Salmon Poetry. My chapbook It’s Not All Bad can be downloaded here and here’s a link to one of my Cork poems, Marsh..

Here’s a radio interview podcast by Ellie Byrne for Camden Radio here.

I have been reading and performing poetry since 2003 in South Africa, Ireland and the UK and have eMCeed events in Dublin and the Eastern Cape, where I was commissioned by the Mandela Municipality to convene the greater Port Elizabeth poetry competition. I maintain an all-round affection for poetry in all its forms. I love a venue that can encompass all styles and genre, and especially one with a number of emcees. Biased perhaps, but if you only barely like poetry, you’ll love Ó Bhéal.